HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 cc233-4W
Mr. Swinney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the(a) location, (b) running costs and (c) salary costs of the head office of the Charity Commission; what percentage of total staff are based in (i) head office, (ii) London and (iii) Scotland; and what percentage of salary and running costs are incurred in (A) London and (B) Scotland. [36136]

Mr. Michael

The Charity Commission does not have a head office, but operates from three sites in London, Liverpool and Taunton. The running costs for the financial year 1996–97 were £20.724 million, of which £12.135 million represented staff pay costs. In 1996–97, it employed an average of 577 staff, of which 199 (34.5 per cent.) were located in London, 197 (34.1 per cent.) in Liverpool and 181 (31.4 per cent.) in Taunton.