§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many members of his Department (a) have been transferred to the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission and (b) will be transferred to the commission.
§ Mr. Tracey
(a) As at 31 October 1985, 83 former staff of the Department of the Environment had become permanent employees of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission; (b) 772 of the Department's staff on secondment to the commission asked for their names to be included in the statutory list of those to whom the commission was bound to make job offers by 31 October. As those job offers remain open for three months the total numbers choosing to take up permanent employment with the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission may not be known until the end of January 1986.