HC Deb 04 March 1988 vol 128 c716W
Mr. Cran

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many members of staff within his Department are located within each region outside of London; what percentage this constitutes of staff within his Department; and what were the comparable figures in absolute and percentage terms in 1979.

Mrs. Rumbold

A total of 609 (24 per cent.) of the Department's 2,541 staff are employed at its Darlington office and a further 577 (23 per cent.) regionally based HMI and support staff are located at divisional and local offices throughout the country. Comparable detailed figures for the location of the 2,635 staff employed in 1979 are not available, but the proportions would be broadly similar.