HC Deb 07 February 1995 vol 254 c145W
Mr. Byers

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many staff his Department employs on a regional basis in each standard English region; what is the cost of running these regional operations; what was the total budget for each region in the latest available year; and what are the main purposes for which the budget is used.

Mr. Heseltine

[holding answer 6 February 1995]Disaggregated information on the basis of standard English regions is not available. However, information on the resources employed by my Department in each of the English regions covered by the Government offices for the regions is set out in the table.

1 Staff in post as at 1 January 1995 Running costs for 1993–94 Running cost budget for 1994–95
North East 112.0 3,618,000 3,566,000
North West 123.0 4,720,000 3,739,000
Merseyside 44.5 2n/a 1,279,000
Yorkshire and Humberside 103.0 3,394,000 3,376,000
East Midlands 85.0 2,356,000 2,848,000
West Midlands 148.5 4,659,000 4,686,000
South West 78.5 2,320,000 2,407,000
South East 72.5 1,693,000 2,769,000
East 55.0 1,799,000 2,209,000
London 60.0 2n/a 1,971,000
Total 882.0 24,559,000 28,850,000
1 Staff figures are based on full time equivalents (part-time staff count as 0.5)
2 The Government Office Merseyside and Government Office London did not exist in 1993–94.

A breakdown of these running costs and budgets as well as details of the activities associated with them were published in MINIS 1994, available in the Library of the House.

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