HC Deb 12 February 1980 vol 978 c576W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Industry 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. David Mitchell

The number and cost of information officer group staff in my Department's press office on those dates was as follows:

Number Cost
I October 1974 7 31
1 May 1979 7 63
1 February 1980 7 68

The Department did not exist in June 1970.

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