§ Mr. Batiste
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many civil servants are employed by his Department in (a) London and the south east, (b) the south-west, (c) the midlands and (d) the north of England; and what is the budgeted expenditure of his Department for the current year in each of these regions.
§ Mr. Chope
The number of established civil servants employed on 1 June 1987 in the Department of Employment group in the regions requested are:—
Number (a) London and the South East 14,621 (b) South West 4,189 (c) Midlands 9,329 (d) North of England 12,653
Additionally there are nationally 300 civil servants working for the MSC's professional and executive recruitment service who cannot be allocated to regions. Because departmental boundaries are not always conterminous with standard regions, these figures are only approximate.
It is not possible to allocate Departmental expenditure by region by total national expenditure for 1987–88 is expected to be £4,141 million.