HC Deb 24 October 1979 vol 972 c214W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the total numbers of staff serving in local offices of his Department for each month this year.

Mrs. Chalker

The numbers of staff in post in local offices on the first day of each month this year were as follows:

Permanent staff
January 64,639
February 65,073
March 65,178
April 65,207
May 65,197
June 64,954
July 64,657
August 64,522
September 64,047
October 63,662
Casual staff
January 1,939
February 2,063
March 1,984
April 1,741
May 1,475
June 1,512
July 1,511
August 1,625
September 1,470
October 1,237

These numbers include certain specialist staff who, although based on regional offices, are engaged on local office activities.