HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 c1494
18. Mr. HURD

asked the Minister of Agriculture if there is now a Publicity Department at his Ministry what exactly does it do; and at what cost?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen)

There is no separate Publicity Department of the Ministry, but the staff of the Publications Branch, which is responsible for the issue of the Ministry's Journal, leaflets, and other publications, includes a journalist, who advises on the form, etc., of all publications, and who is responsible for the issue of information to the Press on agricultural matters. This officer receives an inclusive salary at the rate of £1,000 a year, but it has been decided, in the interests of economy, to abolish the post at the end of September next.


How many people are there in this Department who are assisting this gentleman at the rate of £1,000 a year?


A question with regard to figures should be put upon the Paper.