HC Deb 29 January 1981 vol 997 cc481-2W
Mr. Ray Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of employees in his Department on 1 April 1974 and 31 December 1980.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

A total of 1,210 and 2,356 permanent staff on 1 April 1974 and 1 Jaunary 1981 respectively. This increase reflects the considerable additional responsibilities assumed by my Department during this period.