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Scottish Office (Manning Levels)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the measures currently being carried out to reduce manning levels in his Department.

I am satisfied that the reductions I have sought are being made. The staff in post in Scottish Office departments has fallen by 326 since 1 May 1979 and further measures are planned over the next three years to reduce functions and manning levels.