HC Deb 10 July 1987 vol 119 cc312-3W
Mr. Batiste

asked the Secretary of State for Defence 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. Sainsbury

On 1 April 1987, the latest date for which information is available, the number of civil servants, counting part-timers as half and excluding casual staff, was(a) 63,206 in London and the south-east, (b) 41,169 in the south-west, (c) 15,738.5 in the midlands (comprising the west midlands, east midlands and East Anglia economic planning regions) and (d) 12,256.5 in the north of England (comprising the Yorks and Humberside, north-west and north economic planning regions). Although expenditure is not budgeted by region, details of estimated procurement expenditure by economic planning region for 1985–86, the latest year for which figures are available to the nearest £0.1 billion are as follows:

£ billion 1985–86
Yorkshire and Humberside 0.2
East Midlands 0.3
West Midlands 0.3
East Anglia 0.2
South-West 0.9
South-East 3.8
North-West 1.0
Scotland 0.4
Wales 0.2
Northern Ireland 0.1

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