HC Deb 08 July 1994 vol 246 cc349-50W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the number of Department of Environment typists used by the Highways Agency; and what is the total cost per year of this.

Mr. Key

As this is a matter for the Highways Agency, I have asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Lady direct.

Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, dated 7 July 1994. The London offices of the Highways Agency make no use of DOE typists, and neither do the Agency's Regional Offices in Bedford, Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham. The situation in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle differs as follows: Manchester; the Agency meets the cost of 6 DOE typists for which we expect to pay £81,318 in 1994/95. Leeds; the Agency meets the cost of 3 typists plus half the costs of a typing manager which, for 1994/95 will be £55,731, and £11,773, respectively. Newcastle; the Agency has use of a DOE typing pool under a service agreement. The cost of this service for 1994/95, based on accepted usage patterns, will be £87,594.

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