§ 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 201W 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.