4. The Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many civil servants are employed in office duties in his Department now, compared with 10 years ago.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
The number employed in the service classes mainly engaged on office duties in the Ministry of Food and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on 1st January, 1953, was 29,687; on 1st January this year the figure for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was 8,606.