HC Deb 23 January 1986 vol 90 c248W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people have been employed by his Department's press and public relations office in each of the past five years; and what has been the annual budget for that office over the same period.

Mr. Eggar

The size and costs of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office news department and the ODA press office during the last five years have been:

Year Staff Cost
1981–82 26 447,000
1982–83 27 483,000
1983–84 26 475,500
1984–85 26 498,000
1985–86 26.5 543,500