The Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty if he will make a further statement regarding the number of civilians engaged in administrative and clerical duties in the Admiralty.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
I regret that in answering the noble Earl's question [OFFICIAL REPORT, 20th February, 1963; Vol. 672, c. 70] I said that the number of civilians currently employed was 143,100. I should have said 141,500. The percentages of office staffs, defined as administrative, executive, clerical and typing grades, are 9 per cent. now and 7.9 per cent. ten years ago.