HC Deb 07 March 1966 vol 725 cc407-8W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what staff he proposes to recruit for the Land Commission; and what is the estimated total cost of salaries and wages.

Mr. Willey

When the Commission is fully operational I expect its staff will number a little under 2,000. They will be mainly Officers in the Executive and Clerical classes of the Civil Service. The total administrative costs of the Land Commission were estimated at £4 million gross a year in the Explanatory and Financial Memorandum of the Land Commission Bill. About two-thirds of this will be salaries and wages.