HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 c742W
1979. Mr. Grocott

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many press and publicity officers are currently employed in his Department; and how many were employed in(a) 1985 and (b)

Mr. Forth

The Department currently employs 27 permanent press and publicity officers. The comparable figures for 1985–86 and 1979–80 are 23 and 22.