HC Deb 07 May 1996 vol 277 c77W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many posts he estimates will be lost at the Home Office during the next three financial years; from which units they will come; and if he will make a statement. [27929]

Mr. Howard

Planned staff numbers in the Home Office and its agencies are set out in annex 4 of my Department's annual report CM 3208 published in March, a copy of which is in the Library.

Permanent staff numbers are projected to fall by 1,045 between 1995–96 and 1998–99, of which 705 are in the Prison Service.

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