§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many members of his Department, of whatever grade or specialisation, are engaged whole or part-time in public and press relations, expressing the total in whole-time equivalents; and what is their total annual cost to public funds.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Ten members of the information officer group and four support staff. The cost of their salaries and employer's national insurance contributions is about £134,000 per annum.