§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give for each year from 1979–80, including 1991–92, the number of staff actually employed on 1 April and the full complement of staff, including vacant posts, in the press and public relations office of his Department.
§ Mr. Heseltine
[holding answer 26 April 1991]: The staff in post and complement figures for the information directorate since 1 April 1989 are as follows:
Staff in post Complement 1 April 1989 47 47 1 April 1990 43 49 1 April 1991 45 48 1 April 1992 — 148 1 Provisional only.
Before 1989, the information directorate of this Department was part of the common services of DOE and the Department of Transport and separate figures for the resources for each Department are not available. Global information for this period is published each year in the form of a management information system for ministers MINIS dating back to 1979 and is available in the House of Commons Library.