§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the latest figures compiled by the Joint Staff Watch Survey of Local Authorities showing the numbers employed by local authorities in England and Wales at that date; and if he will compare the figures with those for June 1974 and June 1975.265W
§ Mr. Oakes
The latest Joint Staff Watch figures are at 13th September 1975. A copy of the Press release issued jointly by my Department and the local authority associations on 25th February is available in the Library.
The full- and part-time totals, excluding police forces, agency staff, magistrates' courts and probation staff, are as follows:
thousands September 1975 (provisional) 2,467 June 1975 (revised) 2,469 June 1974 2,342* * Source
Returns published by the Department of Employment.