§ Mr. Carmichael
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total number of staff employed in his Department, what percentage of this total is working in each of the four Scottish city conurbations; and what plans he has for changing the existing pattern of staff distribution.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
On 1st October 1972 there were 9,531 staff employed in my Department. Excluding 2,507 prisons and State hospital staff, the percentages of staff employed in the four city conurbations were as follows:
Edinburgh 73 per cent. Glasgow 5 per cent. Dundee 1 per cent. Aberdeen 6 per cent.
I have no plans for changing the pattern of staff distribution, but I will keep the situation under review within the limits imposed by operational and other considerations.