HC Deb 07 June 1976 vol 912 c540W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many staff are employed in his Department's Press office; and how many were employed in each year since and including 1969.

Mr. Shore

The number of staff in the Department's information directorate has been as follows:

1st April 1976 135
1st April 1975 140
1st April 1974 128
1st April 1973 123
1st April 1972 129
1st April 1971 126

Figures are not available for earlier years.