HC Deb 23 January 1986 vol 90 c243W
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