§ 1979. Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many press and publicity officers are currently employed in his Department; and how many were employed in(a) 1985 and (b)
§ Mr. Gummer
There are currently 31 press and publicity officers employed by the Department of the Environment's information directorate.
Before 1989, the information directorate of this Department was part of the common services of DOE and Department of Transport and separate figures for the resources for each Department are not available. Global information for this period is published each year within the management information system for Ministers—MINIS—dating back to 1979 and is available in the Library.