HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c599W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many staff his Department currently employs; what are the total personnel costs; and what were the staffing levels and personnel costs in 1970.

Mr. David Hunt

In 1991–92 the average number of staff employed by my Department was 2,399, at a total pay cost of some £40 million. In 1969–70 the average number of staff in post was 766: the total pay cost cannot be disaggregated from departmental running costs for this period.

The staff numbers are not directly comparable due to machinery of Government changes which have occurred in the intervening period.