§ 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.