HC Deb 24 November 1995 vol 267 cc350-1W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 1994–95; and what are the main purposes for which the budget is used. [262]

Mr. Norris

[holding answer 22 November 1995]: My Department employs the following number of staff in the Government offices for the regions:

East Midlands 12
Eastern 10
London 68
North west 12
Northern 21
South west 9
West Midlands 10
Yorkshire and Humberside 4
Total 146

The financial resources required for managing the Government offices are integrated and a separated figure for expenditure on the transport element is not available.

My Department also employs a number of staff in the regions in its executive agencies, its traffic area network and a number of HQ branches. These staff are not employed on a regional basis and a breakdown of each region would be available only at a disproportionate cost.