Government Offices for the Regions

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by each government office for the region in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

Full-time equivalent (FTE) figures are not available for 1997. The total number of staff by headcount was 2,389. For 2007, please see the following table.

February 2007 Headcount FTE
GO East 235 226.4
GO East Midlands 233 226.5
GO London 271 265.2
GO North East 266 256.3
GO North West 307 295.9
GO South East 282 265.3
GO South West 278 263.1
GO West Midlands 264 253.8
GO Yorkshire and Humber 248 236.0
Total GO Network 2,384 2,288.5

In 1997 the Government office network represented the interests of four Whitehall Departments. Today the network delivers on behalf of 10 Departments.

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