§ Captain Orr
asked the Minister of Technology what is the total establishment of his Department, including the headquarters staff; what is the number at present of headquarters staff; what staffs were employed in the departments or portions of departments which his Department has taken over since its formation; and by how many they have been increased since.
§ Mr. Cousins
Provision is made in Estimates for a total of 5,685 posts in the Ministry of Technology headquarters and its stations. The number of staff employed in headquarters on 1st July, 1965, was 540. The staffs taken over with their work from other Departments at various dates totalled 5,099. It is not possible to compare this figure with a corresponding current figure because the organisation and the nature of the work has been changed.