Cabinet Office: Information Officers

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

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in (a) the Prime Minister's Office and (b) the Cabinet Office as a whole 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 Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office and is included in this reply.

The Government Communications Group is a business group in my Department that is responsible for media relations and communications. At 31st January 2017, 144 full-time equivalent staff were employed in the Government Communications Group, working on Cabinet Office, PMO and cross-government business.

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