§ Captain Orr
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is now the total strength of the Civil Service including the General Post Office; how many of these are employed in the Greater London area; what is the total cost of salaries and wages of the Civil Service; and how much of this is in respect of those employed in the Greater London area.
§ Mr. MacDermot
The total strength of the non-industrial Civil Service including the Post Office at 1st April, 1965, was 803,327.
The figure excluding the Post Office was 419,520, and the estimated cost of their salaries and wages for the year 1965–66 is £475 million. Of these 419,520, something over 130,000 were employed in the Greater London area. The cost of salaries and wages for individual regions is not available.