HC Deb 12 November 1980 vol 992 cc200-1W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many members of his Department, of whatever grade or specialisation, are engaged whole or part-time in public and press relations, expressing the total in whole-time equivalents; and what is their total annual cost to public funds.

Mr. Younger

At 1 November 1980, there were 22 information officer group staff and 14 support staff plus five typing grades in my Department engaged in public and press relations: the annual cost of their salaries and employer's national insurance contributions, at current prices, is £347,000.