To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many members of staff within his Department are located within each region outside London; what percentage this constitutes of staff within his Department; and what were the comparable figures, in absolute and percentage terms in 1979.
The following tables show the numbers of staff in my Department located within each of the Department of the Environment and Property Service Agency regional areas' outside the London regional area at 1 February 1988, together with the percentages which those numbers represent of my total staff:
|Department of the Environment|
|Yorks and Humberside||126||0·4|
Properly Services Agency
|North West (including some staff in Northern Ireland)||1,385||4·3|
In addition there were 1,981 (6.1 per cent.) staff in Scotland, 1,227 (3–8 per cent.) in Wales and 504 (1.6 per cent.) abroad.
Figures for 1979 were:
Department of the Environment
|Yorks and Humberside||247||0·5|
Property Services Agency
|North West (including some staff in Northern Ireland)||2,551||4·9|
There were 3,253 (6·3 per cent.) staff in Scotland, 1,995 (3·7 per cent.) in Wales and 802 (1·6 per cent.) abroad.
1 The joint Department of the Environment/Department of Transport regions and the PSA regions cover different areas.
These figures cannot be compared directly with those for 1988 as there have been major organisational changes since 1979 including privatisation and hiving-off of functions.