HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 c489W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many press and public relations officers are currently employed in his Department; what is the total cost; and what are the comparable figures for June 1970; October 1974 and May 1979.

Mr. Heseltine

The number and cost of information officer group staff in the press office of my Department, including the Property Services Agency, on these dates is as follows:

Number Cost
1 June 1970 Figures for Press Office staff are not separately identified within the totals for the information officer group.
1 October 1974
1 May 1979 22 £365,000
1 February 1980 20 £404,000