HC Deb 26 November 1973 vol 865 c48W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why his Department needs 17 information officers.

Mr. Carlisle

The authorised strength is 22. Their task is to inform the public, both directly and through Press and broadcasting, about the wide range of Home Office activities ; to arrange for publicity on matters of public safety ; and to assist with the recruitment of staff for the police, prison and probation services.