Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the appointment of a personal photographer on a civil service salary, telling reporters that Andrew Parsons saves money for British taxpayers.

Speaking during a visit to South Korea, Cameron told The Telegraph: ?This is someone working for the Government and this is someone who is going to save the Government and the taxpayers a lot of money.?

It is understood that by appointing an in-house photographer the Government saves having to fork out for freelances.

Earlier this month the Prime Minister came under fire about the matter in the House of Commons.

Labour leader Ed Miliband mocked the PM over the appointment, saying: ‘There’s good news for the Prime Minister ? apparently he [the photographer] does a good line in airbrushing.’

Cameron hit back saying that the Government’s communications budget has been slashed by two-thirds.


Photographer storm in House of Commons