HC Deb 09 July 1962 vol 662 c111W
Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Lord Privy Seal how many civil servants, established or permanent and temporary, respectively, were employed in Foreign Office 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. Heath

The staff employed in Foreign Office Departments on 1st March, 1951, totalled 1,670. Of these, 1,140 were established and 530 temporary. The total annual rate of their salaries and wages was £1,042,000.

Corresponding figures for 1st March, 1962, were 1,628 of whom 1,275 were established and 353 temporary. Their salaries and wages were at the total annual rate of £1,970,000.

During this period Her Majesty's Government have entered into diplomatic relations with 21 additional countries.