§ 42. Mr. Watson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest figure for staff reductions in the Department of the Environment.
§ Mr. Heseltine
There were 49,200 staff in post in my Department on 1 January this year, 269 less than on 1 December and 2,922 or approximately 5.6 per cent. less than the number in post at the general election.