HC Deb 23 April 1968 vol 763 c35W
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.