Letter from Matt Tee to Committee Staff,
5 February 2010
Thank you for your letter of 19 January1 setting
out the questions raised by the Committee. I am writing to acknowledge
these questions and I would also like to take this opportunity
to clarify a statement made during the session.
I agreed that I would write to the committee
once I have reached a firmer understanding of where the 25% cuts
in communications budgets as identified in Smarter Government
will come from. This will form part of the Treasury Operational
Efficiency Programme and I hope to write to the Committee in due
RESPONSE Q91, Q95
I agreed to write to the Committee identifying
the number of government communicators employed in Agencies and
Non-Departmental Public Bodies. As I indicated in my evidence
this review of staff numbers forms part of the benchmarking work
I am undertaking with Whitehall Directors of Communication over
the next six months. This information will be published as part
the Treasury Operational Efficiency Programme and review of departmental
corporate functions and I will write to the Committee in due course
when information is available.
I would like to clarify my evidence to the Committee
in response to this question. The General Election guidance document
has not yet been issued to departments; this is circulated once
an election is called.
1 Not printed.