HC Deb 16 October 1946 vol 427 c889
50. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Food what number of persons he now employs; and the annual cost of their salaries.

Dr. Summerskill

The total number of civil servants employed in my Department on 1st September, 1946, the latest date for which figures are available, was 46,886. The annual cost of their salaries is estimated to be £13,570,000 a year.