§ Mr. Wrigglesworth
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will give details of the numbers and salaries 597W of the extra public relations and information officers recruited by her Department and agencies for which it is responsible, between 1970–71 and 1974–75.
§ Mr. Meacher
Between April 1970 and December 1975 two extra principal information officer posts for work in the office of Population Censuses and Surveys and the Occupational Pensions Board, and one extra senior information officer post were added to the complement of the Department. In addition, in 1973, regional reorganisation of the method for providing information to the news media resulted in the appointment of the approximate whole-time equivalent of six senior information officers in DHSS social security regions. Principal information officers are paid on a salary scale of £5,680–£7,450 and senior information officers £4,900–£5,900 per annum.