§ Mr. John Grant
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will place in the Library the annual report of the work research unit; what is the unit's programme of the next 12 months or for the most convenient period of time ahead; and what is the establishment and the staff in post, respectively, for May 1979 and 1 April 1982.
§ Mr. Alison
The 1980 annual report of the tripartite steering group on job satisfaction will be placed in the Library of the House and also the 1981 annual report as soon as it is available. Dependent on the discussion of the director's report by the tripartite steering group at its next meeting, the unit's activities during the next twelve months will be to continue the development of its current programme through providing information, publicising its work through conferences and publications, monitoring current practice and advice and assistance. The establishment of the Work Research Unit for May 1979 and April 1982 was 14 and 19 respectively. Staff in post on these dates was 12 including 6 professionals, two part-time and 18 including 14 professionals and one nonprofessional part-time. Since July 1979 the director of the unit has been an experienced manager, seconded from industry.