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Press Officers And Government Car Service

Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many Press officers and supporting staff and how many cars for senior staff exist in the

Economic Planning RegionAssistedPercentage of Civil Service numbers
NorthernNorthern Special Development Area0·003
North WestMerseyside Special Development Area0·001
North-West Intermediate Area0·006
Yorkshire and HumbersideYorkshire and Humberside Intermediate Area0·01
ScotlandScottish Special Development Area0·02
WalesSouth-East Wales Development Area0·10
South-East Wales Special Development Area0·01
South-East Wales Intermediate Area0·001

Department of Health and Social Security, the Department of Education and Science and the Department of the Environment.

Information of this sort is not held centrally. Inquiries of the Departments concerned, however, indicate that there are 13 Press officers, including four part-time, and five support staff in the Department of Health and Social Security; seven Press officers and one support staff in the Department of Education and Science; and 24 Press officers and 10 support staff in the Department of the Environment.The Department of Health and Social Security has one car allocated for the use of its Permanent Secretary and three other cars allocated primarily for senior staff but also available for general use, and the Department of the Environment has one car allocated for the use of its Permanent Secretary. The Property Services Agency of the Department of the Environment is responsible for the Government Car Service.