HC Deb 09 July 1962 vol 662 c95W
18. Sir D. Kaberry

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

Mr. Woodhouse

On 1st April, 1962, there were 15,728 established and 7,505 temporary non-industrial civil servants employed in the Ministry of Aviation. The total of the salaries and wages paid in the year 1961–62 was £26,044,000. It is not possible to show separately the cost of established and temporary staff.

Because the Ministry was not formed until October, 1959, and because there were substantial changes in the functions of the former Ministry of Supply between 1951 and 1959 it is not possible to give comparable figures for 1951.