§ Mr. Henderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many press officers there are in his Department currently; and what the figure was in 1979. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
The information requested is given in the following list:
- 1979–80: Not available
- 1994–95: 14.5
The Department's press office was merged with the Training Agency press office in November 1989. Staffing figures reflect this.