§ Mr. Onslow
asked the President of the Board of Trade 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.46W
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
The Board of Trade's non-industrial staff has increased over this period by about 9,600, of which about 8,600 were transferred from the Ministries of Transport and Aviation. The staff of the Export Credits Guarantee Department has increased by 245.
No decrease in the staff of either Department is expected during the next six months.