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Press And Public Relations Officers

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 staff in the Treasury carrying out Press Office duties on these dates was as follows:

NumberAnnual cost at date quoted £
1 May 1979773,000
1 May 1980683,663
1 November 19816102,378