HC Deb 17 May 2000 vol 350 c184W
Mr. Portillo

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many press officers were employed by the Treasury in(a) May 1997 and (b) May 2000. [122381]

Miss Melanie Johnson

In May 1997, HM Treasury employed 5 press officers (besides the Head of Communications) and at May 2000 the number is 5.5.