HC Deb 30 March 1995 vol 257 c796W
Mr. Henderson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many press officers there are in his Department currently; and what the figure was in 1979. [16578]

Mr. Lang

At 1 April 1995, my Department, including all its executive agencies, employed 41 staff in the information officer grades. Of these, 21 were designated as "press officers". At 1 April 1979, there were 25 staff in information officers grades—the number designated as "press officers" was not recorded.

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