§ Mr. Batiste
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many civil servants employed by his Department and engaged primarily on regional matters are based in (a) Yorkshire and Humberside, (b) the north-east and (c) the north-west.
§ Mr. Lyell
The number of civil servants employed in the Department and engaged primarily on regional matters in the north-east and north-west regions is approximately 10,600 and 10,000, respectively. Yorkshire and Humberside is within the north-east region and accounts for some 6,500 of that region's total.