Department for International Development: Information Officers

Department for International Development written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department are employed in media relations and communications roles; and how much was spent on the salaries of such staff members in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Department for International Development

DFID’s central communications team has 40 staff employed in media relations and communications roles and 2 administrative support roles. 12 staff have direct responsibility for daily media relations activities.

Staff salary spend on media relations and communications roles (including administrative support roles) in each of the last ten years is detailed in the table below:

Year

Staff salaries (£)

Total staff numbers

2006-2007

£1,479,089

.

2007-2008

£2,180,564

.

2008-2009

£2,847,099

.

2009-2010

£2,979,962

54

2010-2011

£2,774,107

50

2011-2012

£3,230,099

53

2012-2013

£2,730,952

49

2013-2014

£2,688,796

42

2014-2015

£2,815,247

42

2015-2016

£2,650,672

42

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