§ 75. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether any, and, if so, which, Departments of State have a smaller personnel at the present time than in 1913; whether there has been any reduction in expenditure in any Government Departments within the period mentioned; and, if so, in which?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Major Elliot)
As the answer to this question is rather long and contains a number of figures in tabular form, I propose, with my hon. Friend's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ Departments showed an actual diminution of net expenditure15
|Privy Council Office||9,592||8,201|
|Civil Service Commission||25,730||22,766|
|County Court Department||3,729||—|
|Law Charges and Courts of Law, Scotland.||65,678||50,211|
|Register House, Edinburgh||527||—|
§ The figures of net expenditure have been adjusted in order to make the comparison as accurate as possible.
§ There has been a growth in population of over 7 per cent. and in cost of living of over 60 per cent. between the years in question.