asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science 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 information officer group staff in the Department's press office on these dates was as follows:
|1 May 1979||8||79,000|
|1 May 1980||8||103,000|
|1 November 1981||*7||86,000|
|* Includes 1 information officer responsible for the Arts attached to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster's Office in May 1979 and May 1980.|