§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the Northern Ireland Civil Service currently are employed at the Northern Ireland Office; and what positions they hold.
§ Mr. John Patten
The number of Northern Ireland civil servants employed at the Northern Ireland Office, mainly on law and order functions, at the end of October was 1,299. The figure was made up as follows:
Number Administration 460 Civilian Search Oficers 320 Typists 139 Scientific Staff 75 Security Guards 41 Law Clerks 52 Prison Industries 39 Prison Education and Vocational Training 47 Other Grades 126 1,299