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Departmental Staff

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what manpower reductions his Department has achieved in 1984–85.

The position is as follows:

Staff in post at 1 April 1984Staff in post at 1 April 1985
Home Office other than Prison Department9,3699,252·5
Prison Department27,07727,360·5
Total36,44636,613
The increase in the Prison Department was due mainly to the recruitment of additional staff required to man new prison accommodation and for work arising from the reduction of the minimum qualifying period for parole.