HC Deb 08 April 1976 vol 909 cc264-5W
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.

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:

September 1975 (provisional) 2,467
June 1975 (revised) 2,469
June 1974 2,342*
* Source

Returns published by the Department of Employment.

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