Attorney General: Information Officers

Attorney General written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Attorney General, how many staff in 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 Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The table below lists the numbers of civil servants employed in media relations and communications at the Law Officers’ Departments from 2008- 2016. Please note this is a snapshot figure, and may have varied slightly throughout the year. Figures for 2007 are not available.

SFO

AGO, GLD, HMCPSI

CPS

Date

Staff Numbers

Total Salaries

Staff Numbers AGO

Staff Numbers GLD

Staff Numbers HMCPSI

Total Salaries GLD, AGO, HMCPSI

Salaries for 33 people in media relations and communications roles.

2008

6

£194k

1

2

2

£138k

£1,128k

2009

5

£165k

0

2

2

£107k

£1,4157k

2010

5

£177k

3

3*

2

£202k

£1,747k

2011

7

£241k

3

3

2

£266k

£1,605k

2012

6

£223k

3

3

2

£304k

£1,320k

2013

5

£189k

3

4

2

£361k

£1,221k

2014

4

£158k

2

4

2

£287k

£1,329k

2015

5

£189k

2

5

2

£353k

£1,136k

20/16

5

£195k

2

5*

2

£321k

£1,082k

* Includes one Agency worker who was not directly employed

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