asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to the number of staff employed by Clwyd county council at the present time, two year ago, and five years ago, respectively.
Mr. John Stradling Thomas
The earliest published joint manpower watch figures for individual authorities are for the quarter ending December 1978. Figures for that quarter, comparable quarters of later years, and for the latest quarter, ending March 1983, are as follows:
Quarter ending Full-time* Part-time* December 1978 8,983 6,063 December 1980 8,786 6,145 December 1982 8,703 6,442 March 1983 8,748 6,524 * Excluding law, order and protective services manpower.