HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 cc649-50W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list those addresses of the offices used by his Department, the number of civil servants employed and their duties; and under what statutory authority they are operating the Government's pay policy.

Mr. Harold Walker

On 1st October my Department employed 23,677 permanent staff and 2,309 casual staff in post at 1,095 offices throughout the country, the addresses of which are available in the relevant telephone directories. These staff are engaged in advising upon and executing my Department's wide-ranging responsibilities in the manpower field.

Staff concerned with pay policy carry out their duties under my right hon. Friend's general powers as Secretary of State to put into operation Government policies, and I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Melton (Mr. Latham) on 31st January.