Scotland Office: Information Officers

Scotland Office written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's communications team in each year for which information is available.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland

The Communications team costs are set out below. The Office has been resourced to enable effective engagement and communication with the public and organisations across Scotland. The final figures for the financial year 2018-19 are not yet finalised.

Financial Year

Cost

2007-08

£113,236

2008-09

£115,356

2009-10

£144,084

2010-11

£108,439

2011-12

£169,373

2012-13

£180,954

2013-14

£241,636

2014-15

£348,895

2015-16

£426,223

2016-17

£757,868

2017-18

£710,337

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