HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 cc277-8W
Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will examine ways of expanding the work and facilities of RAF Bentley Priory and RAF Stanmore Park in view of possible medium-term effects on local employment.

1 May 1977 1 May 1978 1 May 1979 1 May 1980 1 December 1980
Permanent Secretary 1 1 1 1 1
2nd Permanent Secretary 2 2 2 2 2
Deputy Secretary 13 12 10 11 11
Under-Secretary/Deputy Secretary 1 1
Under-Secretary 57 58 58 58 54
Assistant Secretary 103 93 95 94 90
177 166 167 166 158

Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will publish in the Official Report the total gain or loss of administrative staff in each section and division of his Department and the Property Services Agency, between May 1979 and December 1980, including new or disbanded sections and divisions;

(2) whether, where there has been a reduction of administrative staffing in any section or division of his Department, including the Property Services Agency, between May 1979 and December 1980, the work

Mr. Pattie

As I stated in reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Orpington (Mr. Stanbrook) we are reviewing our plans for the future use of Bentley Priory and Stanmore Park in the light of the latest estimates of cost. I will of course bear in mind the effects on local employment of any decisions we shall reach and I will inform my hon. Friend of the outcome in due course.—[Vol. 991, c.581.]

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