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Departmental Staff

Volume 894: debated on Friday 27 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total staff shortage in the investigation departments of her Department; and if she will show the figures on a regional basis.

RegionsComplementStaff in PostShortage
Yorkshire and Humberside33303
East Midlands and East Anglia31283
London, North30273
London, South38344
London, West342311
West Midlands36333
North-West (Manchester)31301
North-West (Merseyside)332013
Special investigators are all volunteers, and vacancies are regularly advertised throughout the Department. Recruitment is difficult in London, West Region and North-West (Merseyside).