§ 29. Mr. Onslow
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs how many staff in the private sector of the economy he estimates are wholly or mainly employed with work which is directly connected with the compilation and rendering of official returns, statistics, and other forms, with the collection of taxes, and with other similar activities performed on behalf of the Government; and how many were so employed on 1st October, 1964.
§ Mr. Onslow
Leaving aside the fact that that Answer reveals the same sort of complacency as has characterised all the Minister's responses this afternoon, does he not think that it would be valuable for the Government to know how many people the private sector has to employ unproductively on the Government's behalf?