§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many persons in his Department are employed solely on matters relating to roads and road construction; and how many are employed on railway matters and work.
§ Mr. Mulley
About 1,700 and 70 respectively. The figures are, however, in no way comparable, since the Department has extensive management functions to discharge in respect of roads and road construction whereas all management functions in respect of railways are matters for the British Railways Board and its staff.