HC Deb 29 March 1995 vol 257 c684W
Mr. Henderson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many press officers there are in his Department currently; and what the figure was in 1979. [16565]

Mr. Hague

The number of press officers currently employed by this Department is as follows:

The Department's headquarters in London 10
Seconded HQ press officer to the charity Motability (includes publicity and promotions work) 1
The Child Support Agency 2
The Contributions Agency 1
The War Pensions Agency 0.25
The Benefits Agency
National press office 8
Regional press offices 9
Information Technology Services Agency 0.6

This Department was not in existence until 1988 and figures for 1979 are therefore not available.