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Information Officers

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry 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.

My Department employs 58 information officers, excluding inquiry office staff. Of these 14 are engaged on public relations and free media publicity, 21 on production of publications, and 23 on multi-disciplinary activities. In all, 44 of these staff also provide a common service to the Departments of Trade and Prices and Consumer Protection.