HC Deb 23 April 1968 vol 763 cc15-6W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. Hoy

Mid-month figures are not available, but since 1st October, 1964, the non-industrial staff serving in this Department have increased by 985. Estimates are difficult because of fluctuations in vacancies, but a decrease of some 250 in the next six months is expected.