asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list the number of information officers, excluding inquiry office and library staff, in each Department and in each Government agency for which the Central Office of Information provides services.
The table below shows by Department, including the agencies in the Department of Employment Group, the total number of staff in post in the information officer group on 1st January 1978, the latest date for which figures are available.Total figures are given in the table since, from the information held centrally, it is not possible to distinguish information officer group posts in inquiry offices or libraries from those in other areas of information work. The Central Office of Information provides services for a number of Government agencies outside the Civil Service, but no record of their information officer numbers is held centrally.
|Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
|Civil Service Department
|Education and Science
|Environment (including PSA)
|Health and Social Security
|Information, Central Office of
|Population, Censuses and Surveys
|Trade and Industry and Prices and Consumer Protection
Part-time staff are counted as half units.