Below is the text of Mr Major’s Parliamentary written question on the Manpower Services Commission, published on 16th June 1982.
Mr. Major Asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will set out in the Official Report the current staff level and prospective staff establishment of the headquarters of the Manpower Services Commission in Sheffield, together with details of its cost.
Mr. Peter Morrison The head office staff of the Manpower Services Commission in London is being dispersed to Sheffield. The employment services division is already there, and the transfer of the other divisions is expected to be completed by the end of 1982. The total number of staff in the MSC head office in all locations at 1 April 1982 –
Mr. Major Asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will review the staffing level of the headquarters of the Manpower Services Commission; and if he is satisfied with the cost-
Mr. Peter Morrison The chairman of the commission is responsible for the efficient and cost effective use of the staff it employs in discharging its responsibilities. I am assured that staffing reviews are being carried out in head office branches already in Sheffield and that other reviews are planned as work is transferred there under the dispersal programme, and I am satisfied that these reviews will ensure that MSC’s head office staff are properly employed.