HC Deb 15 March 1968 vol 760 c377W
Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the authorised permanent establishment of civil servants in his Department, the number of temporary civil servants, and the total amount of salaries and wages paid for the years ended 31st December, 1951, 1962 and 1967.

Mr. Reynolds

The Ministry of Defence did not exist in its present form until 1964. The total numbers of staff employed by the Ministry of Defence, the Admiralty, the War Office and the Air Ministry at 31st December, 1951 and 31st December, 1962, and by the Ministry of Defence at 31st December, 1967, were:

Date Established Civil Servants Temporary Civil Servants Total Civil Servants
31.12.51 101,450 344,600 446,050
31.12.62 155,140 302,150 457,290
31.12.67 129,400 226,750 356,150

The total amount of salaries and wages were:

£ millions
31st December, 1951 133.5
31st December, 1962 299.2
31st December, 1967 355.4