HC Deb 18 June 1979 vol 968 cc437-8W
Mr. John Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how he proposes to effect 3 per cent, economies in manpower costs in the Welsh Office in the current year; how many staff will be affected; and what services will be affected.

Mr. Michael Roberts

In various ways, including a temporary ban on recruitment, natural wastage and the discharge of casual staff. It is too soon to say precisely how many posts will be affected and in what areas.