HC Deb 07 April 1977 vol 929 c620W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many road men were employed by the former local and road authorities before 1st October 1973; and how many are employed at present.

Mr. Carter

The information could not be provided in the precise form requested without a disproportionate use of resources. However, the information on the number of industrial employees in the roads service of the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment is as follows:

Number employed immediately following reorganisation of local government (mid-October 1973) 4,200
Number employed at 28th February 1977 4,020

The above figures include workers employed on the urban and rural improvement campaign.