HC Deb 16 July 1992 vol 211 c894W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were employed in all ministers' private offices in May 1979; and how many are employed today.

Mr. Nelson

I regret that it has not been possible to provide an answer before the summer recess. I shall therefore write to the hon. Member and place a copy of the letter in the Library.