§ Mr. Wrigglesworth
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the staff establishment of his Department on 1 April 1979 and on 1 April of the current year; and what was the shortfall on these figures, if any, and the grades and geographical regions where the shortfall occurred.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The Office of Arts and Libraries was established on 1 September 1979.
The staff establishment as at 1 April 1980, as provided for in the Main Estimates, was 1,164, of which 40 were headquarters staff, 624 were Victoria & Albert museum staff and 500 were Science museum staff. The shortfall was 10, which was confined to the London area—South-East economic planning region—and occurred mainly in junior museum grades.
The figures exclude the Private Office.