asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many information officers, excluding inquiry office and library staff, are employed in his Department, showing separately how many of these are employed in public relations and free media publicity, in art work and design, in photography, in film production, in the production of publications, and in liaison with advertising agencies.
A total of 13 information officers is employed in the Department of Transport, of whom 9 are engaged in liaison with Press, TV and radio and on general public relations duties. No information officers are employed to produce art work, design or photography. Two information officers are employed on liaison and advice on advertising. No staff are employed on publications or film production as these responsibilities are carried out on my behalf by information officers in the Department of Environment.