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 1296 outside London as on the 1st January, 1927, which is the only date for which figures are available*.
|Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of (including Ordnance Survey and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew)||1,101|
|Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum||217|
|Health, Ministry of (England)||771|
|Labour, Ministry of||8,789|
|National Insurance Audit Department||299|
|Pensions, Ministry of||2,799|
|Principal Probate Registry||185|
|Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of||611|
|State Management Districts Office||82|
|Trade, Board of||968|
|Transport, Ministry of||74|
|Works, Office of||92|
|Health, Board of||343|
|Agriculture, Department of||291|
|Exchequer (including Register House and Law Charges)||338|
|Fishery, Board of||58|
|Health, Department of||544|
|Land Purchase Commission||70|
§ * 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.