HC Deb 04 December 2001 vol 376 cc243-4W
Adam Price

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many full-time posts in the UK Civil Service are based in each parliamentary constituency. [18521]

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.