HC Deb 16 May 2000 vol 350 c102W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many Press Officers were in post in his Department in(a) May 1997 and (b) May 2000. [121954]

Mr. Wills

[holding answer 12 May 2000]: At the beginning of May 1997 there were 20 Press Officers in post at the Department for Education and Employment, serving six Ministers. There are currently 27 Press Officers in post, serving eight Ministers.