HC Deb 19 December 1966 vol 738 cc196-7W
90. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what additional appointments have been made to the staff of the National Parks Commission during the year 1966 to enable them to undertake the wider administrative work envisaged in the recent White Paper on Leisure and the Countryside.

Mr. Willey

During 1966 19 additional staff have been appointed, bringing the total now in post to 52.

The additional staff were appointed to assist in carrying out the work of the Commission generally. This will include what preliminary work can be undertaken in preparation for the new tasks foreshadowed in the White Paper, though they were not specifically appointed for that purpose.