HC Deb 10 March 1976 vol 907 c223W
Mr. Nott

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table in the same format as Table C of his Department's Press release of 25th February on the Joint Staff Watch survey setting out the changes in staff between March and September 1975.

Mr. Oakes

As the Staff Watch is a jointly conducted survey I am arranging for this request to be noted by the central and local government representatives who will be considering shortly how the additional information that is becoming available can most usefully be presented and published.

In the meantime the hon. Member is no doubt aware that the changes he refers to may be seen by comparing the figures published on 7th October 1975 and those published on 25th February 1976.

Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now give details of the results of the latest return of the joint manpower watch on local authority staffing.

Mr. Oakes

Figures relating to September 1975 were published on 25th February 1976. Copies of the Press notice issued jointly by my Department and the local authority associations are available in the Library.