HC Deb 23 January 1986 vol 90 cc286-7W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. Jopling

The information requested is as follows:

Year Number employed
1981–82 99
1982–83 95
1983–84 95
1984–85 94
1985–86 94

Total administration expenditure on press liaison, information policy and technical visual aids for the years 1984–85 and 1985–86 was £2.1 million and £2.3 million, respectively.

Annual expenditure for earlier years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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