To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give details of the total annual cost and the average annual cost of full-time local government employees; and if he will break down the average cost for a full-time equivalent post into pay, national insurance, superannuation and other costs, such as office space, heating, lighting, etc., for each year since 1979–80.
[holding answer 21 May 1990]: Actual figures are not available. It is estimated that for 1988–89, the position was as follows:
|Total local government employees costs||23,300 million|
|Average annual cost per full-time equivalent of which:||12,100|
Note: Associated employees' costs such as office space, heating, lighting etc, are excluded.