HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc278-9W
64. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture the numbers of persons employed by county agricultural executive committees in administrative and industrial posts on 1st January, 1952, and at the latest available date.

Sir T. Dugdale

Non-industrial staff in county agricultural executive committee offices were reduced from 6,546 on 1st January, 1952, to 4,820 on 1st October, 1953. The total number of industrial staff fell from over 12,000 to about 3,500 during the same period.