§ Mr. Moate
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a list showing the number of employees for each regional water authority, together with the comparative figures for the number employed, at the date when the authorities were established; and if he will publish similar comparative figures for the totals of staff engaged, directly or indirectly, in design work within regional water authorities.
§ Mr. Fox
The earliest date for which figures are available for numbers of regional water authority employees is 31 March 1975. For a comparison between these and the latest ones, I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Brigg and Scunthorpe (Mr. Brown) on 20 December 1979.—[Vol. 976, c. 388.] Figures for totals of staff engaged in design work are not available.