HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c270W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what, when the Northern Ireland Housing Executive was reorganised into its present regions, was the projected number of persons to be employed at 1 April; and what was the actual number in total and for each region.

Mr. David Mitchell

This is a matter for the Housing Executive but I am informed by the vice-chairman that reorganisation in the present regional structure commenced in 1978.

No projection was made of staff to be employed at 1 April 1981, but the reorganisation has been carried out within the overall staff ceilings approved by the Department of the Environment.

At 1 April 1981 the non-industrial staff in post in the Housing Executive was 3,209, and in each region as follows:

Belfast 677
North-East 340
North-West 388
South 333
South-East 357
West 209
Headquarters 905
Central Unit