89. Captain TUDOR-REES
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture how many persons are engaged on the staff of his Department; what is the annual amount paid in salaries; what was the number so engaged; and what were the total salaries before the War?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen)
The whole-time staff of the Ministry, including Kew Gardens but excluding industrial employés, numbers 1,781, and the annual cost for salaries, as on 1st November, 52 including war bonus, is£573,480. The corresponding figures on 1st August, 1914, were 659 and£132,921.
§ Colonel GRETTON
Do the figures include the cost of the officials working in the various localities?