§ 66. Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total number of people employed by local authorities; and what was the comparable figure for 1979.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The joint manpower watch surveys show that a total of 2,512,604 full-time and part-time staff were employed in local authorities in England in June 1979 compared with a total o 2,415,364 in March 1983. This represents a fall of 97,240 or 3.9 per cent. over the period.