§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many press officers his Department has employed in each year since 1983.
§ Mr. Eggar
I refer the hon. Member to previous answers to the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) on 15 January 1993,Official Report, column 852-53, and to the hon. Member for the The Wrekin (Mr. Grocott) on 3 December 1993, Official Report, column 764. The total number of staff currently employed in the Department's press office is 34.