§ Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants work in south Dorset now; and how many of these jobs are currently subject to active review to be either removed or relocated.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
[holding answer 15 April 1991]: There were around 4,900 non-industrial civil servants in south Dorset at 1 January 1991. Equivalent data for industrial staff are not available.
No information is collected centrally about Departments' plans for the removal and relocation of posts in particular regions, so it is not possible to give figures for those posts in south Dorset under active review.