HC Deb 11 December 1984 vol 69 c440W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many qualified town planners were employed in the Manchester regional office of his Department on 31 July; how many were employed there on 1 November; and how many he estimates will be employed there by 1 April.

Mr. Macfarlane

Eight plus one part-time on each of the first two dates. One of this number will have retired by 1 April 1985. Arrangements are in hand to appoint a suitable replacement.