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:
|I October 1974||7||31|
|1 May 1979||7||63|
|1 February 1980||7||68|