HC Deb 12 February 1980 vol 978 c595W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Minister of Transport 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. Fowler

The number of staff currently employed on press work in my Department is six, at a total annual cost of £130,953. The comparable figure for May 1979 was seven, at a cost of £122,273. My Department did not exist in its current form in June 1970 and it formed part of the Department of the Environment in October 1974; figures for these years are not therefore available.