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Departmental Staff

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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

Between 1 April 1984 and 1 April 1985, the number of staff in the Scottish Office increased by 1·4 per cent. from 9,774 to 9,911½. This increase is attributable to the Scottish Prison Service, the staff of which increased from 2,738½ to 2,880½. The number of staff employed in the rest of the Scottish Office fell slightly, from 7,035½ to 7,031; that reduction was achieved in spite of the addition of 96 posts in connection with the transfer of work on regional development grants from the Department of Trade and Industry.