To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff are currently employed in the Environment Agency's offices in (a) York, (b) Leeds, (c) Rotherham and (d) Hull; how many posts will be declared redundant in each office as a result of his decision to reduce the Agency's staff by 1,700 by October 2014; and what the duties are of each of the posts in Yorkshire that are currently being considered for redundancy.
|FTE of all Environment Agency posts in specific offices|
|Coverdale House (York)||155|
|Willerby Office (Hull)||2|
The Environmental Agency is likely to reduce staff numbers from the previous forecast of around 11,250 at the end of March 2014 to around 9,700 by October 2014. They do not yet know how and where specific staff numbers will be affected as this is currently being considered and detailed proposals will be announced in due course.