§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many people have been employed by his Department's press and public relations office in each of the past five years; and what has been the annual budget for that office over the same period.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The total number of staff employed by my Department's information division in January in each of the past five years and their costs are:
Staff in post Annual Cost £ 1981 31½ 606,207 1982 27½ 565,328 1983 27½ 615,988 1984 26½ 614,373 1985 27½ 685,847