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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Local Office Staff

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Local Office Staff on 19th May 1986.


Dr. Godman Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of the 5,000 additional staff at the Department of Health and Social Security local offices will be posted to the offices in (a) Greenock, (b) Port Glasgow, (c) Strathclyde and (d) Scotland.

Mr. Major The increase of 5,000 staff was given against the baseline of the 1986-87 earned complement. On this basis, the figures requested are as follows:


Local Office | Number of staff

Greenock ILO | 26

Port Glasgow AO | 14

Strathclyde | 478

Scotland | 804