§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff were on the payroll of the Welsh Office in June 1983; and how these compared with the figures for May 1979.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
On 1 June 1983, there were 2,149 full-time staff employed by the Welsh Office, 396 less than the 30 June 1979 figure of 2,545. Part-time staff number 105 and 100 respectively. The 30 June 1979 is the nearest date to 31 May 1979 for which full details are now available.