§ 52. Dr. Godman
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many officers in his Department are currently engaged in duties relating to maritime safety; and how this figure compares with 1983.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
My Department's marine directorate contains 1,023 full-time staff at present, excluding staff concerned with marine pollution, ship registration and ports matters. The corresponding figure on 1 July 1983 was 1,157.