§ 68. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many persons are employed at the latest available date in public relations work of Ministries; and if he will give the amount of their salaries in convenient categories; and what is the total annual cost.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Is not this public relations service of the Government purely a part of their propaganda machinery and a pure waste of money?
§ Following is the answer:
§ The latest figures at present available are those of the provision in Estimates for 1950–51. These figures, which exclude the Central Office of Information, were as follows:
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§ The details of the cost of these staffs are to be found in Cmd. 7949. Similar details relating to 1951–52 are due to be presented shortly in a White Paper.