§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the number of staff employed by (a) the British Airports Authority and (b) the Civil Aviation Authority in 1979 and 1985.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
The British Airports Authority employed 7,298 staff in the year ended 31 March 1979, and 6,959 in the year ended 31 March 1985. The numbers of staff employed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the same periods were 7,471 and 6,824 respectively.