§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give the total number of clerical and administrative officers, less those in the medical officers' departments and in water supply divisions, employed by the former county councils in Wales on 1st January 1973 and the total number currently employed by the reorganised county councils.
§ Mr. John Morris
Details of the numbers of staff employed by the former local authorities in Wales were published in the November 1973Department of Employment Gazette, a copy of which is in the Library. The data relates to all local authorities and does not identify separately staff employed by the former county councils. While the figures cover the major service categories, a breakdown is not available in the precise detail required Figures of the numbers of staff employed by the reorganised local authorities generally are now being collected on a quarterly basis as part of the recently introduced joint staff watch. Information for the first quarter of 1975 will be published as soon as possible.