HC Deb 10 July 1987 vol 119 cc301-2W
Mr. Batiste

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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-east of England; and what is the budgeted expenditure of his Department for the current year in each of these regions.

Mr. Hurd

At 1 June 1987 the following numbers of staff were employed in the prison department regions of the Home Office:

Region Number
South-East 9,982.5
South-West 4,677
Midlands 5,613
North 7,888

The other Home Office staff in post on that date in England and Wales are not organised in comparable regions, but were located broadly as follows:

Region Number
London/South-East 6,513
South-West 812
Midlands 718
North 1,230

Financial provision for the four prison department regions in the current financial year is set out in the Supply Estimates for 1987–88 (class XI, vote 2). Other Home Office expenditure is not broken down by regions.