HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 c274W
Sir Dudley Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many employees of his Department are engaged in examining and tendering advice on disputed planning applications; and how many have this work as their major employment role.

Mr. Tracey

The numbers of employees concerned are 695 and 555, respectively. These figures include 412 full-time inspectors and other staff, and 100 part-time fee-paid inspectors, dealing with planning and enforcement appeals to the Secretary of State.