HC Deb 01 August 1962 vol 664 cc91-2W
52. Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Minister of Transport how many civil servants, established or permanent, and temporary, respectively, were employed in Ministry of Transport departments on 1st March 1951, and 1st March 1962, or on the nearest available dates; and what were the totals, respectively, of their salaries and wages paid as on those dates.

Mr. Marples

On 1st April 1951 there were 4,845 permanent, and 1,401 temporary, non-industrial staff in the Minis- try of Transport. The corresponding figures on 1st April 1962 were 6,192 permanent and 1,064 temporary staff. The total of salaries and wages for the year preceding these two dates were £3,133,000 and £7,303,000 respectively.

Our records do not show separately the amounts paid to permanent and temporary staff.

The greater part of the increase of staff is accounted for by the recruitment of additional Driving Examiners to meet the greatly increased demand for driving tests.