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 Region||Assisted||Percentage of Civil Service numbers|
|Northern||…||Northern Special Development Area||…||…||0·003|
|North West||…||Merseyside Special Development Area||…||…||0·001|
|North-West Intermediate Area||…||…||0·006|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||…||Yorkshire and Humberside Intermediate Area||…||…||0·01|
|Scotland||…||Scottish Special Development Area||…||…||0·02|
|Wales||…||South-East Wales Development Area||…||…||0·10|
|South-East Wales Special Development Area||…||…||0·01|
|South-East Wales Intermediate Area||…||…||0·001|
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.