§ 34. Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what were the numbers of technical and administrative staff, employed full-time by his Department on metropolitan county issues at headquarters and at regional offices in June 1983 and at the present time; and what is the comparable number planned for April 1986.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Some 140 staff (full-time equivalents) were employed on metropolitan county business in June 1983, and a similar number are currently so employed. Staffing levels at April 1986 will depend on prevailing workloads but will be contained within overall manpower targets.