§ Major Legge-Bourke
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give a list of the present Regional Commissioners; the total of the staff in each case; and the cost of each organisation.
§ Mr. Ede
There are now no Regional Commissioners or Deputy-Commissioners. The number and cost of the Home Office staff in each region are set out in the following statement:
The total staff in each region other than London is:
Newcastle 35, Leeds 29, Nottingham 29, Cambridge 43, Reading 32, Bristol 39, Cardiff 25, Birmingham 43, Manchester 44, Edinburgh 35, Tunbridge Wells 36; total 390.
The staff and work of the London Civil Defence Region was merged with the Headquarters staff on 1st August, 1945.
The annual cost of salaries and wages for each regional office at the present time is as follows:
Newcastle £19,868, Leeds £18,990, Nottingham £14,850, Cambridge £21,196, Reading £18,991, Bristol £24,812. Cardiff £14,601, Birmingham 766W £29,331, Manchester £22,192, Edinburgh £21,275, Tunbridge Wells £19,502; total £225,608.
It is not possible to give the estimated cost of travelling and subsistence for each region separately but the total expenditure for the whole of the regions for one year is estimated at £55,000.