HC Deb 10 March 1980 vol 980 c430W
Mrs. Fenner

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the total numbers of executive and administrative staff and, separately, industrial staff in his Department in the years 1960 and 1980.

Mr. Heseltine

The information for 1960, when three different ministries were involved, is not readily available. I will write to my hon. Friend about this shortly. On 1 February this year there were 48,862.5 staff in post of whom 28,512.5 were non-industrial staff and 20,350 were industrial staff.