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Regional Planning Councils (Manpower)

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total number of civil servants employed by regional planning councils and the total annual cost of their salaries.

About 50 civil servants were engaged mainly part time on secretariat and support services for the eight English regional economic planning councils at the time of their disbandment on 31 August 1979. Annual salary costs were of the order of £200,000.