§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many additional traffic and transportation engineers his Department is intending to recruit to its London office by 1 April 1986; and on what aspects of transportation within London they will be engaged.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The Civil Service Commission has recently concluded a recruitment competition for a number of grade I and II civil engineers for my Department. They were all required to fill vacancies caused by internal promotions and natural wastage.
Five grade I recruits from this competition are being offered posts in our London regional office and will fill vacancies of a general engineering nature early in the new year.
The recruitment of professional engineers for my Department is a continuing process against the background of regular reviews of the Department's needs.