Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's communications budget was in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The department’s budget for the MoJ Communication team (staff & non-staff) is shown in the table below:

Financial Year


Total Comms Budget

2010- 2011

MoJ Communication


2011- 2012

MoJ Communication


2012- 2013

MoJ Communication


2013- 2014

MoJ Communication


2014 -2015

MoJ Communication


[£4.3m excluding transfers from other government departments]

The increase in 2014-15 is a result of a transfer of staff and budget to MoJ from other government departments for design services (totalling £0.4m).

On a like for like basis, excluding this transfer, the MoJ Communication team budget for 2014-15 is £4.3m, continuing the annual trend of decreases in budget seen since 2010-11, and representing a reduction of over 40% compared to 2010-11.

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