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Local Government Employees

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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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 costs23,300 million
Average annual cost per full-time equivalent of which:12,100
National insurance700

Note: Associated employees' costs such as office space, heating, lighting etc, are excluded.