HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 cc606-7W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Report the number of persons, and their grades, who are employed in his Department's fisheries inspectorate and the total cost of maintaining these appointments in the years 1981, 1982 and the latest available figures for 1983, respectively.

Mr. John MacKay

The following grades of staff were employed in my Department's fisheries inspectorate on 1 July 1983:

Chief Inspector of Sea Fisheries 1
Deputy Chief Inspector of Sea Fisheries 1
Inspector of Sea Fisheries 8
Fishery Officer 21
Assistant Fishery Officer 22

The cost of salaries — including overtime and employers' national insurance contributions—and travel and subsistence were £508,878 in 1981–82, £551,878 in 1982–83 and £140,397 in the first quarter of 1983–84. Accommodation costs are readily available only for the first quarter of 1983–84—£27,425, excluding fuel and power and small sums for furniture and minor maintenance. The remaining costs of maintaining the inspectorate —other accommodation costs, telephones, stationery, postage, typing, and so on—are not readily available but will be much smaller than the other components.