§ Adam Price
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many full-time posts in the UK Civil Service are based in each parliamentary constituency. 
§ Mr. Leslie
Information is available for the countries and Government Office regions of Great Britain. Data for full-time equivalent posts are published in "Civil Service Statistics", copies of which are laid in the Libraries of both Houses. The latest information, for April 2000, was published in August this year. Data for full-time posts, excluding part-timers, is contained in the table.
The data are not collected in a form which can be disaggregated to parliamentary constituencies in Great Britain, and therefore the information is not available except at disproportionate cost. Figures for the Northern Ireland Civil Service are given in the table.
Full-time servants employed by Department and agencies in Great Britain by country/region of workplace Government office regions Numbers of staff London 79,960 South East 51,870 South West 46,130 West Midlands 29,450 North West 34,340 Merseyside 14,150 North East 24,440 Yorks and Humberside 30,810 East Midlands 18,060 Eastern 25,410 Wales 27,410 Scotland 42,100 Northern Ireland 5,030 Overseas 2,380 Not known 4,400 Total 435,930
Full-time Ireland civil service posts by parliamentary constituency Numbers of NICS1 staff Belfast, East 4,940 Belfast, North 1,470 Belfast, South 7,800 Belfast, West 1,510 East Antrim 450 East Londonderry 1,060 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 890 Foyle 1,410 Lagan Valley 580 Mid Ulster 310 Newry and Armagh 660 North Antrim 890 North Down 840 South Antrim 450 South Down 620 Strangford 210 Upper Bann 920 West Tyrone 820 Constituency unknown 80 Total 25,900 1 Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) staff enumerated at 1 January 2001. Includes industrial and non-industrial, permanent and casual staff but excludes the following: those working part-time or on career break, Home Civil Servants, Northern Ireland Audit
Office, Northern Ireland Court Service and uniformed Prison Service. Parliamentary constituency of staff refers to the location of the office or depot where staff are based.