HC Deb 27 March 1991 vol 188 cc474-5W
Mr. Rathbone

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the changes in the manpower numbers and manpower costs that are expected for each of the directorate of fisheries research, the sea fisheries inspectorate and the marine environmental protection division, and the reasons for those changes, between 1989–90, 1990–91 and 1991–92.

Mr. Curry

The information is as follows:

1989–90 1990–911 1991–922
(a) Directorate of fisheries research
(i) Average staff-in-post 423.5 417 419
(ii) Total pay costs £'000 6,425 7,032 7,736
(b) Sea fisheries inspectorate
(i) Average staff-in-post 92 96 99
(ii) Total pay costs £'000 1,228 1,401 1,636
(c) Marine environmental protection division
(i) Average staff-in-post 20 22.5 23
(ii) Total pay costs £'000 327 411 439

Variations in numbers of staff in post in the directorate and inspectorate reflect in the main difficulties in recruitment of staff to fill vacancies. Additional staff were appointed to the marine environmental protection division to ensure effective administration of licensing controls.