Freedom of information request response - 06297

FOI request

FOI ID number
Press Officers

This is an information request to establish how many press officers your organisation employs, and your spending on speeches. This is for years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Please include the following information:

  • How many members of staff work as press officers in each of 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19?
  • How much was spent on speeches and presentations with outside bodies in each of 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19?

The figure should include any members of staff whose main duty is press relations, public relations, communications and social media. Your response should include both full-time and part-time members of staff, as well as any on any irregular contracts, such as consultants.

Speeches and presentations with outside bodies includes, but is not limited to, firms who provide strategic communications, public affairs, advertising and consultancy services. The speeches and presentations includes only those that were commissioned by your authority, with the intention of your authority’s staff delivering the speech or presentation.

Our response

  • One - in each year
  • £0 – in each year
Response date
21 August 2019