§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a 508W table showing the total number of full-time local government employees engaged in the planning departments of (a) district councils and (b) county councils in Wales at the most recently available date, together with the total number of planning employees in Wales prior to local government reorganisation.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
The total number of local government full-time employees engaged in town and county planning in Wales at September 1975, the latest date for which information is available, is provisionally estimated to be 1,356. County and district authorities are not separately identified in the published figures. Comparable information for years prior to local government reorganisation is not available.