HC Deb 14 April 1967 vol 744 cc247-8W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what increase or decrease there has been in the non-industrial staff of his Department since 16th October, 1964; and what increase or decrease he anticipates in the period up to 15th October, 1967.

Mr. Healey

There has been a decrease of about 425 to date. There will, however, be an increase in non-industrial numbers during the coming year as the result of the reclassification of some 3,750 staff who are at present in industrial grades.