§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people are employed by the county and district councils at the latest convenient date in the following counties: Avon, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire and Cornwall; and what this figure represents expressed in the ratio of county ratepayers per employee.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
The information requested is not available to my Department, but the county and district councils concerned may be able to provide it on request by the hon. Member.