§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what increase or decrease there has been in the non-industrial staff of his Department since 15th October, 1964; and what decrease he anticipates during the next six months.
§ Mr. Prentice
The Ministry of Overseas Development did not exist on 15th October, 1964. Compared with the Department of Technical Co-operation, which had a much narrower range of duties, there has been an increase of staff of 551 since that date. No decrease is expected in the next six months.