HC Deb 15 March 1968 vol 760 cc380-1W
Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government 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. MacDermot

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (at first called the Ministry of Local Government and Planning) was formed in 1951 from the Ministry of Town and Country Planning and parts of the Ministry of Health. On 31st December, 1951 the authorised establishment of the Department was 3,699, and the numbers employed totalled 2,817 permanent staff and 673 temporary staff. At later dates the figures were:

31st December, 1962:

  • 3,032 authorised establishment.
  • 2,589 permanent staff.
  • 393 temporary staff.

31st December, 1967:

  • 4,529 authorised establishment.
  • 3,401 permanent staff.
  • 989 temporary staff.

The total amounts of salaries and wages for the financial years ended 31st March are:

1951–52 £2,322,000
1962–63 £3,751,000
1967–68 £7,190,000