§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Paymaster General how many staff are employed in (a) unemployment benefit offices, (b) jobcentres, (c) Manpower Services Commission and (d) the remainder of his Department; and how many separate buildings are occupied for each.
§ Mr. Lee
[pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1987, c. 356]: The information requested as on 9 March 1987 (the latest date for which figures are available) is as follows: 562W
Number of staff (including casual appointments) Number of buildings Unemployment benefit service (including unemployment benefit offices and regional offices) 29,200 21,100 Employment and enterprise group5 (including jobcentres, regional and area offices) 15,471 31,009 The Manpower Services Commission (including the employment and enterprise group, vocational and educational training group, skill training agency and MSC head office) 127,305 1,285 Remainder of Department of Employment (group) 8,781 4175 1 This figure includes the number of staff given at 5. 2 Unemployment benefit offices. 3 Jobcentres. 4 Including outstations.