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Departmental Manpower

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the latest number of personnel employed by his Department in Wales; and how this figure compares with that of 3 May 1979.

820 Home Office staff were employed in Wales on 1 February 1980 compared with 787 on 1 May 1979. This increase results from the transfer of forensic science work from the former laboratory at Bristol to the new laboratory at Chepstow.