HC Deb 24 April 1968 vol 763 cc62-3W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, 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. Short

The non-industrial staff of my Department which exercises much wider responsibilities than the former Ministry of Education has increase since 15th October, 1964 by 866 full-time and 41 part-time officers. I expect the size of the Department to be very little changed during the next six months.