§ Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what factors have caused him to increase the number of civil servants employed in his Department.
§ Mr. Crosland
The increase referrecd to in my reply to the hon. Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) on 21st October, 1966, was in part accounted for by the transfer of about 180 staff with their functions to my Department from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on its dissolution. The rest o the increase reflects developments on the education side, including the establish merit of the Schools Council, additional staff for the University Grants Committee following the recommendation of the Estimates Committee, an enlarged teachers' pension scheme, automatic data processing and the addition of new responsibilities in the fields of the arts and sport.—[OFFICIAL REPORT; Vol. 734, c.83.]