HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 c225W
Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what factors have caused him to increase the number of civil servants in his Department.

Mr. MacColl

Over the past two years, in addition to recruitment to existing vacancies, the main factors have been the setting up of the Rent Assessment Panels under the Rent Act, 1965; the absorption into the Civil Service of the staff of the Furnished Rent Tribunals; the opening up of Regional Offices in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and Bristol; the transfer of certain functions from the Minister of Public Building and Works and the transfer of certain staff responsibilities from the Ministry of Health.