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Departmental Staff

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time employees giving their full-time equivalents, there were in his Department on 31 December in each year since 1993; and what are the planned figures for 31 December 1996. [5644]

Full-time staff

Full-time equivalent or part-time staff

31 December 19932,439202
31 December 19942,357199
1 December 19952,222184

It is expected that staff numbers—full-time equivalent—will be reduced to 2,100 during 1996–97.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consultations he has had with trade unions regarding compliance with European Union directives on large-scale redundancies in respect of his Department's current staff reductions and redundancies programme. [5641]

Consultation on the current staff reductions has taken place with the trade unions in my Department on the basis of the appropriate departmental Whitely Council agreements. The consultations comply with the provisions of the relevant European directives.