HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 cc191-2W
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 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:—

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.