§ Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff are employed by his Department; and what proportion of them are employed in each of the standard regions.
§ Mr. Atkins
16,560 staff are employed by the Department of Transport and its executive agencies. The regional breakdown of this total is as follows:
Numbers London area 3,810 South East 2,270 South West 1,180 East Anglia 320 East Midlands 560 West Midlands 810 North West 860 Yorkshire and Humberside 700 Northern 440 Scotland 750 Wales 4,830 Northern Ireland 30 16,560 Figures derived from computerised staff records and rounded to nearest 10.