Ministers' Private Offices

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Michael Dugher Michael Dugher Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how much his private ministerial office spent on sending Christmas cards in 2012;

(2) which newspapers, periodicals and trade profession publications his private ministerial office subscribes to on a (a) daily, (b) weekly, (c) monthly and (d) quarterly basis;

(3) how many full-time equivalent staff of each civil service grade are currently employed in the private office of each Minister in his Department; and what the pay band of each such member of staff is.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Secretary of State's private ministerial office spent no money on sending Christmas cards in 2012

The Secretary of State's private ministerial office does not subscribe to any newspapers, periodicals or trade profession publications.

Details of the staff employed on each ministerial team are shown as follows:

    Number
Secretary of State Senior civil servant PB1 1
  Band G 1
  Band F 2
  Band D 3
     
Minister for Employment Band F 1
  Band D 3
  Band C 1
     
Minister for Pensions Band F 1
  Band D 3
  Band C 1
     
Minister for Disabled People Band F 1
  Band D 2
  Band C 1
     
Minister for Welfare Reform Band F 1
  Band D 4
  Band C 1

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