§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what has been the increase in the number of employés in all Departments of the Civil Service, excluding the Post Office, Army, Navy, and Air Force, since the present National Government came into power; and what has been the total increase in salaries paid in these Departments consequent upon the increase in the number of employés?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The latest figures available relate to 1st April, 1933. The figures of civil staffs, industrial and non-industrial, in Departments other than the Post Office and the three defence Departments, show a decrease of 1,629 in the period up to that date. The second part of the question, therefore, does not arise.