HC Deb 18 February 1963 vol 672 c1W
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.