HC Deb 10 June 1976 vol 912 cc743-4W
Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the net increase or decrease of the non-industrial and industrial staff of his Department over the last financial year.

Mr. Shore

Between 1st April 1975 and 1st April 1976 the number of non-industrial staff in my Department increased from 44,098 to 46,187 and the number of industrial staff from 26,551 to 26,809, chiefly because of the transfer of work on driver and vehicle licensing from local authorities, to cope with the increased number of driving test applications and to replace agency staff.

are to be submitted by local authorities to my Department by 16th July.