HC Deb 27 February 1984 vol 55 cc18-9W
20. Mr. Conlan

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what increase in his departmental staff will be necessary to cope with additional responsibilies following the abolition of the Greater London council and the six metropolitan county councils.

Mr. Ridley

I cannot make detailed manpower estimates until final proposals or reorganisation are produced in the light of responses to the consultation papers. Any increases in departmental manpower will be more than offset by savings in local authority manpower.