HC Deb 20 December 1934 vol 296 cc1331-2
56. Mr. McENTEE

asked the Minister of Transport what is the approximate number of persons employed by the London Passenger Transport Board under the following headings: clerical and supervisory, shopworkers, and running staff for omnibuses, tramcars, and trains, separately; and what is the approximate number under each heading at present subject to a superannuation scheme?


As the answer is somewhat long I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

I am informed by the London Passenger Transport Board that their staff number approximately 75,000, of whom about 4,500 are salaried grades and 70,500 wages grades.

The wages grades are sub-divided as follow:

Operating staff 46,000
Engineering staff 23,500
Other staff 1,000

I am not able to give an analysis of the staff in the form desired by the hon. Member. The board's records do not enable information as to the members of superannuation schemes to be given in the form required in the question but I am informed that 2,600 of the salaried staff and 5,850 of the wages staff are members of superannuation, endowment or pension funds and that, in addition, there are ex-gratia pension and grant schemes provisionally adopted by the board from the constituent undertakings which cover all members of the board's staff of long service.