HC Deb 29 April 1929 vol 227 cc1295-6
48. Mr. HURD

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of officials of the central departments outside London, not including the Customs and Inland Revenue, as compared with 1913, distinguishing between the various Ministries?


As the reply involves a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The following table shows the approximate number of civil servants (excluding staffs of the Customs and Excise and Inland Revenue Departments) serving outside London as on the 1st January, 1927, which is the only date for which figures are available*.

Department. Number.
Admiralty 3,524
Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of (including Ordnance Survey and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew) 1,101
Air Ministry 1,304
Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum 217
County Courts 1,389
Health, Ministry of (England) 771
Home Office 277
Labour, Ministry of 8,789
Mines Department 84
National Insurance Audit Department 299
Pensions, Ministry of 2,799
Post Office 68,222
Principal Probate Registry 185
Prison Commission 1,798
Public Trustee 72
Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of 611
State Management Districts Office 82
Stationery Office 186
Trade, Board of 968
Transport, Ministry of 74
War Office 2,485
Works, Office of 92
Health, Board of 343
Agriculture, Department of 291
Education Department 155
Exchequer (including Register House and Law Charges) 338
Fishery, Board of 58
Health, Department of 544
Prisons 388
Northern Ireland.
Land Purchase Commission 70
Other Departments 347
Total 97,863

* The data on which the table is compiled exclude officers whose basic salaries exceed £500 per annum, those whose inclusive salaries exceed £700 per annum, part-time staffs and industrial staffs.