§ 1979. Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many press and publicity officers are currently employed in his Department; and how many were employed in(a) 1985 and (b)
§ Mr. Hanley
The number of personnel and civilians currently employed in complemented PR and PR support 53W posts in London and commands and districts at home and overseas is 175. The comparable figure for 1985-86 is 249£5. A figure for 1979 is not available.