§ Mr. Waterson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many civil servants were employed by(a) the Department of the Environment and (b) the Department of Transport in April 1997. 
§ Dr. Whitehead
At 1 April 1997 the Department of the Environment (Central) employed 3,180 staff and the Department of Transport (Central) employed 1,777 staff. Both figures are expressed as full-time equivalents with part-time staff counted as a proportion of net conditioned hours worked.