HC Deb 23 March 2004 vol 419 c734W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many press officers were employed in her Department in each year from 1990–91 to 2003–04; what the total cost was in each year; and if she will make a statement. [162853]

Ms Hewitt

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 4 February 2003,Official Report, column 180W.

The number of Press Officers employed in DTI on 1 January 2004 was 19. A breakdown of Press Office costs is not held and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.