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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 were employed by her Department in each year between 2017 and 2020.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

The number of Civil Servants employed by DCMS in each year between 2017 and 2020 is as follows:



31 March 2017


31 March 2018


31 March 2019


31 December 2019 (latest available)


The department’s headcount has steadily increased over the past four years due to an expanded policy remit and EU Exit preparations.

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.

This information is included in the DCMS Annual Report and Accounts.

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