§ Ms. Quin
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give for each standard planning region of England(a) the number of employees of his Department, (b) the amount spent on wages and salaries 192W and (c) the proportion of total expenditure in each region by his Department which is represented by personnel costs.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
The number of staff (including temporary staff) employed by my Department in each standard planning region of England on 1 June 1988 was as follows:—
Number Northern 439 Yorkshire and Humberside 640 North West 333 East Midlands 345 West Midlands 917 East Anglia 1,565 South East 4,659 South West 1,157
Pay costs for some 81 per cent. of staff in my Department are decentralised partly to the regional organisation and partly to line management commands on a national or HQ basis. A breakdown of expenditure on the basis requested is not available.