Wales Office: Information Officers

Wales Office written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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 Guto Bebb Guto Bebb Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The Wales Office currently employs 6 staff in media relations and communication roles. The total salary costs (including National Insurance and pension costs) spent on such staff members in each of the last 7 years is shown below:

Financial Year

Spend on Salaries* £

2009/10

244,888

2010/11

201,848

2011/12

262,350

2012/13

326,146

2013/14

183,271

2014/15

350,637

2015/16

330,759

*The spend on salaries includes staff on maternity leave and those covering their post in their absence.

We do not hold the information requested prior to 2009-10.

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