HC Deb 22 January 1968 vol 757 cc21-2W
Mr. James Davidson

asked the Minister of Technology what were the total numbers of civil servants employed by the Ministry of Technology a year after its establishment and at the latest available date.

Mr. Benn

The numbers of non-industrial civil servants in the Ministry of Technology on 1st October, 1965, was about 4,200. During 1967, 17,930 staff were transferred into the Department from the Ministry of Aviation, and 566 staff were transferred out to the Ministry of Public Building and Works. The numbers on 1st January, 1968, were 22,345.