§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many of the employees of his Department are registered as disabled.
§ Mr. Jopling
On 1 June 1984, 175 registered disabled persons were employed in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
§ Mr. Nicholson Winterton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many new staff have been employed by his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
§ M. Jopling
In the financial years from 1979–80 to 1983–84 the following staff joined the Department:
Number 1979–80 1,450 1980–81 780 1981–82 905 1982–83 949 1983–84 1,074 TOTAL 5,158
Over the same period, 7,752 staff left the Department for a number of reasons, including resignations, retirements, transfer, death and redundancy.