§ Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of press officers currently employed by his Department who are normally based(a) in the Department in London and (b) at each other location.
§ Mr. Howard
The Home Office has 14 press officers in post, including the director and deputy director of information who deal with all media. There are two vacancies. All are based in London. There are a number of agencies accountable to the Department which employ Government information service press officers who are not included in these figures.