HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 cc198-9W
93. Mr. Burden

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why the staff of the Paymaster-General increased from 514 in 1951–52 to 538 in 1952–53; and why the travelling expenses of that Department increased from £4,500 to £6,500 in the same period.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The 1951–52 figure is 519, and not as stated by my hon. Friend.

The Estimate for 1952–53 provided for an expected increase in the requirements for personal staff and travelling expenses resulting from the new duties imposed on the Paymaster-General; and also for the normal growth of pension work in the Department.