§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Minister of Technology, what increase or decrease there has been in the non-industrial staff 45W of his Department since 15th October, 1964; and what decrease he anticipates during the next six months.
§ Mr. Benn
The Ministry of Technology had not been established on 15th October, 1964. Taking account of personnel transferred to and from other Departments, including 17,930 transferred from the former Ministry of Aviation, the non-industrial staff in my Department is now 22,495.
A decrease of about 180 is expected in the next six months.