asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will give details of the numbers and salaries of the extra public relations and information officers recruited by his Department and agencies for which it is responsible between 1970–71 and 1974–75.
§ Mr. Shore
It is not possible to make this comparison for the Department of Trade since 1974–75 was the first year of its existence. Between 1970–71 and 1974–75 the Export Credits Guarantee Department appointed one additional senior information officer—current salary scale £4,900–£5,900 plus £465 London weighting—and relinquished one information officer—current salary £3,900–£4,700 plus London weighting.