HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c37W
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.