HC Deb 25 November 1952 vol 508 c24W
57. Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for War why the estimated cost of civilians in his Department has increased from £45,610,000 in 1951–52 to £50,300,000 in 1952–53; and what relation these sums bear to the fighting personnel of the Army.

Mr. Head

The figure for 1952–53 is not £50,300,000, as quoted by my hon. Friend, but £48½ million; this gives an increase of £2,890,000 for the later year. This increase is accounted for by increases in pay. The number of civilians employed is lower this year than last. As regards the military strengths to which this figure is related, details are given in Vote A on page 8 of Army Estimates 1952–53.

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