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Press And Public Relations Officers

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many press and public relations officers are currently employed in his Department; what is the total cost per annum; and what were the comparable figures for May 1979 and May 1980.

The number and cost of pay and national insurance contributions of Information Officer Group staff in my Department's Press Office on these dates was as follows:

NumberCost £000
May 197916151
May 198016198
November 198114187
The figures for May 1979 include staff in the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection which has since been absorbed in the Department of Trade.