HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 cc458-9W

53. Mr. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what increase there has been in the staff of the Civil Service since 16th October 1964; and what is the total additional annual cost now involved, taking into account salaries, pension commitments and all other overheads.

Mr. Diamond

Excluding the Post Office there were 10,700 more non-industrial civil servants on 1st January, 1966, than on 1st October, 1964. The total additional annual cost including such things as pension commitments and accommodation cannot be assessed precisely, but is estimated at about £11 million.