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Government Offices for the Regions: Manpower

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff are employed by the Government office for (a) the east of England, (b) the east midlands, (c) London, (d) the north-east, (e) the north-west, (f) the south-east, (g) the south-west and (h) Yorkshire and the Humber; what each office's expenditure was in each of the last five years; and what the total staffing cost was for each office in the last year for which figures are available. (188899)

The staffing information (as at January 2008) is as follows:

(a) the East of England: 189;

(b) the East Midlands: 193;

(c) London: 241;

(d) the North East: 238;

(e) North West: 267;

(f) South East: 259;

(g) South West; 246; and

(h) Yorkshire and the Humber: 220.

The running cost expenditure for each of the offices for the last five years is as set out in the following table.

£000

GO

2002-03

2003-04

L2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

East

9,355.85

12,841.51

15,075.61

13,296.12

12,211.64

East Midlands

8,713.24

11,153.67

11,937.13

12,530.66

11,490.17

London

14,038.84

16,654.91

18,870.09

18,483.70

17,595.20

North East

9,954.46

12,167.24

13,887.09

13,138.16

12,730.25

North West

15,523.52

16,808.94

17,777.86

17,745.45

16,933.67

South East

10,874.74

14,099.03

14,372.51

14,624.51

13,677.13

South West

11,860.77

13,960.23

14,724.92

14,823.08

14,570.49

Yorks and the Humber

10,943.77

12,4870.23

13,453.18

13,494.30

10,676.64

The total staffing costs in 2006-07 were as follows:

(a) the East of England: £9,710,710;

(b) the East Midlands: £9,308,430;

(c) London : £13,230,880;

(d) the North East: £10,271,150;

(e) North West: £12,924,880;

(f) South East: £11,647,190;

(g) South West: £10,780,010; and

(h) Yorkshire and the Humber: £9,574,780.