asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the percentage rate expenditure decline in real terms in the five years from 1975–76 to 1980–81; and how this compares with the change in the overall level of public expenditure.
Following are the figures requested:an annual basic staff cost of about £500,000.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people are employed in dealing with appointments to the Sports Council and the regional councils for sport and recreation; and at what cost.
Two or three officials of various grades are engaged in dealing with these appointments. It would not be possible to isolate the cost of this particular activity from that of the many others on which they are also engaged.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people are employed in dealing with appointments to the National Water Council and the English water authorities; and at what cost.
A proportion of the time of four members of staff in the Department is taken up with making these appointments, at an annual salary cost of just over £5,000.