§ Ms Harman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many staff employed in the former Department of Employment as a result of that Department's abolition(a) will be made redundant (b) will take early retirement (c) will be employed on a temporary contract instead of a permanent contract and 871W (d) will be employed on a part-time basis instead of a full-time basis; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
The Health and Safety Executive and the health and safety policy and liaison section of the Employment Department transferred to the Department of the Environment on 5 July 1995.
This has not had any impact on the number of employees employed or their conditions of service.