§ Mr. Silvester
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many information officers, excluding inquiry office and library staff, are employed in his Department, showing separately how many of these are employed in public relations and free media publicity, in art work and design, in photography, in film production, in the production of publications, and in liaison with advertising agencies.
§ Mr. Shore
A total of 67 information officers is employed by the Department of Environment, of whom 30 are engaged in liaison with press, TV and radio and on general public relations duties. No information officers are employed to produce art work, design or photography. Two information officers are employed in the films section, 15 in publications sections, and 1 in liaison with a recruitment advertising agency. Fourteen of the total information officers on films, publications and general free media publicity provide services to the Department of Transport.