Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil servants were employed by his Department on 1 May 1979; and what was the equivalent figure for 31 December.513W
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The Office of Arts and Libraries did not come into being until 1 September 1979. Before that date the staff of the office, including and Science museum, and the Victoria and Albert museum, were on the strength of the Department of Education and Science.
1 September 1979 1 January 1980 Office of Arts and Libraries 30 29 Victoria and Albert museum 596 613 Science museum 476 486 Private offices 12 13 1,114 1,141