§ 1979. Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many press and publicity officers are currently employed in his Department; and how many were employed in(a) 1985 and (b)
§ Miss Widdecombe
A total of 90.5 press and publicity staff are currently in post in the Employment Department's information branch. Available figures do not go back further than 1989 when the information branch was formed by the merger of the Employment Department's information division and the Training Agency's information services branch.
Figures for information branch staff in post since 1989 are as follows:
Number 1989–90 118 1990–91 120 1991–92 119 1992–93 104.5