§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of employees in the Training Agency and previously the Manpower Services Commission in each of the years 1984–85 to 1989–90 outturn and planned for 1990–91 to 1992–93, planned for Great Britain.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The number of permanent employees in the Training Agency in 1988–89 and planned numbers up to 1992–93, are as follows:
1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 12,462 12,009 9,719 9,214 9,214
Information for earlier years is not available on a comparable basis.