§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what increase or decrease there had been in the non-industrial staff of his Department since 15th October, 1964; and what decrease he anticipates during the next six months.
§ Mr. Greenwood
Between 16th October. 1964 and 1st April, 1968 there was an increase of 1,160.
This was mainly due to the introduction of new functions, including the rent assessment service, to the transfer of functions from other Departments, such as the Ministry of Land, and to expansion of functions in the field of planning and housing design.
I cannot at this stage foresee any decrease during the next six months.