HC Deb 07 February 1964 vol 688 cc231-3W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether in his forthcoming Budget he will so arrange per-

in all Government Departments on 1st October, 1951, and for each year since that date.

Mr. Green

The numbers of civil servants employed were as follows:

Mr. Green

The categories mentioned in the Question involve some duplication since part of total expenditure on education, health and welfare consist of grants to persons. The extent of the duplication is therefore shown separately in the table below. The figures cover total expenditure, current and capital, by both central and local government and include expenditure in Northern Ireland.

sonal Income Tax as to ensure that no person will be called upon to pay Income Tax if his or her total sources of income fall below the national average minimum wage level as recorded by the Ministry of Labour during the present financial year.

Mr. Green

I have noted the hon. Member's suggestion but I do not think it is a good idea.