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Traffic Commissioners: Manpower

Transport written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many support staff were available to (a) the Senior Traffic Commissioner and (b) individual traffic commissioners in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The budget for the Office of the Traffic Commissioner and Licensing for 2011-12 is 177.25 members of staff of which 166.24 are in post. These are distributed as follows:

(a) there is one member of staff available to the Senior Traffic Commissioner;

(b) there are 82.46 staff based in the Central Licensing Office in Leeds to whom all Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have access. There are a further 57.92 staff in the traffic area offices as follows:

Scotland (1)11.40
North Easter 6.40
North western 12.4
Wales and the Midlands 7.32
Western 11.40
Eastern 9.00
South East and Metropolitan 7.65
(1) Some dealing with devolved issues.

In addition to the above there are the following staff:

Scottish parking appeals 4
Driver conduct 6.51
Traffic Commissioner personal secretaries 4.2
International Road Freight Office 2.5.

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