HC Deb 08 December 1989 vol 163 c426W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many civil servants in his Department work(a) full time and (b) part time on (i) heritage, (ii) archaeology and (iii) the royal parks.

Mr. Chris Patten

[holding answer 7 December 1989]: The complement of headquarters civil servants dealing with heritage and archaeology is 392.5 full time equivalents. Within this complement there are about 17 part-time workers—most employed at the new Historic Palaces Agency. Ten officers work full-time in the Department on archaeological casework to do with the scheduling of monuments and sites. However, responsibility for advising Government on archaeological matters and for grant-aiding particular projects lies with English Heritage. Its ancient monuments division has 45 staff and a further 22 are engaged on monuments scheduling work.

The royal parks have a complement of 599 full-time equivalent staff. Within this complement there are three part-time workers.