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Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many press officers his Department employed in each of the last six years.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We have been able to provide the information dating back to 2011. The number of press officers employed by the Department is as follows:

  Number
March 2014 20
March 2013 20
March 2012 23
July 2011 31

By way of comparison in March 2010 the Department employed 54 press officers.

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