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Information Officers

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report the number, and the average cost, of information officers employed by his Department at the beginning of each of the last four years.

The numbers and costs of the information officer group staff in the Scottish Office were as shown—on the increase in rates which a local authority may seek in a financial year.

I have no present intentions to introduce legislation for this purpose but I am discussing with the Convention of Scottish local authorities whether there is a need for a change in my statutory powers.