§ 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.