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Press And Public Relations Officers

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many press and public relations officers are currently employed in his Department; what is the total cost; and what are the comparable figures for June 1970, October 1974, and May 1979.

The number and cost of information officer group staff in my Department's press office on those dates was as follows:

NumberCost
£'000
I October 1974731
1 May 1979763
1 February 1980768
The Department did not exist in June 1970.