HC Deb 14 March 2001 vol 364 c630W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) how many staff, broken down by grade, have been assigned to the Rural Advocate; [153249]

(2) how many staff at each grade will be employed in the Countryside Agency's Rural Proofing Unit. [153248]

Mr. Robert Ainsworth

The Countryside Agency has informed me that the total number of agency staff working in the Rural Proofing Unit is 10. This is made up of 2 Grade 7s (1 part time), 3 staff at S level, 3 at H level, 1 at E level and 1 at A level.

However, a wide range of other staff in the Countryside Agency will be supporting the Central Unit in its rural proofing work.