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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in her Department work on projects relating to (a) digital, (b) culture, (c) media and (d) sport.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

At 31 December 2019 DCMS employed 1,264 Civil Servants, the majority of whom worked directly on projects relating to digital, culture, media and sport as set out in the table below. The staff not included in this table are either part of the corporate centre (e.g Finance and HR), part of cross-cutting teams working across multiple policy areas (e.g the department’s Central Analytical Team) or part of teams which aren’t directly linked to digital, culture, media or sport (e.g. the Office for Civil Society and the Gambling team).

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The information in the table above relates to Civil Servants on DCMS’ payroll. This includes permanent staff, those on fixed-term contracts, those on paid loan/secondment in/out of DCMS and those on paid maternity leave.

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