§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what increase or decrease there has been in the non-industrial staff of the Departments under his control since 15th October, 1964; and what decrease he anticipates during the next six months.
§ Mr. Harold Lever
The figures are as follows:
Increase or Decrease October, 1964 to April, 1968 Increase or Decrease expected up to October, 1968 Treasury + 182* + 57 Treasury subordinate Departments + 7 - 4 Inland Revenue + 9,226 - 300 Customs and Excise + 2,220 - 10 H.M.S.O. + 417 + 38 Royal Mint + 156 + 16 Paymaster General + 46 — Central Office of Information + 117 + 16 * This figure has been adjusted to allow for staff who were transferred to or from the Treasury with their work.