§ Mr. Henderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many press officers there are in his Department currently; and what the figure was in 1979. 511W
§ Mr. Norris
The number of press officers in the Department is currently 11. This compares with 10 in 1984. Before that date the information division was a common service of the Department of Transport,512W Department of Environment and Property Services Agency. Figures prior to 1984 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.