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Information Officers

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many staff working in support of information officers, were employed in his Department in each of the last five years.

The number of staff in my Department working in support of information officers is as follows:

1 January 197540
1 January 197641
1 January 197740
1 January 197840
1 January 197953
1 January 198045
The figures for 1 January 1976 to 1979 inclusive include staff in the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection which has since been absorbed in the Department of Trade. In 1978 some functions previously performed in the Department of Industry were transferred to my Department.