Scotland Office: Information Officers

Scotland Office written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff of his 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 David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland

Details of staff employed and salaries in Communications and Media Relations roles in the Scotland Office since 2010/11 are shown below. Information prior to this period is no longer held in the form requested.

The communications team in the Scotland Office has been resourced during this period to enable effective engagement and communication with the public on the constitutional arrangements for Scotland. This includes the Scotland Act 2012, the UK Government’s position on the Scottish independence referendum and the Scotland Act 2016.

Financial Year

Number of staff

Total Salary Bill

2010-11

2

£108,439

2011-12

3

£169,373

2012-13

3

£180,954

2013-14

4

£241,636

2014-15

6

£348,895

2015-16

9

£426,223

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