HC Deb 15 March 1968 vol 760 c385W
Sir D. Kaberry

asked the President of the Board of Trade 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. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Details by the calendar year are not available; the table below gives staff figures as at 1st April for each of the following financial years: 1951–52, 1962–63 and 1967–68.

Staff 1951–52 1962–63 1967–68
Total complement at 1st April 10,244 7,375 17,556
Temporary staff in post at 1st April 3,970 1,588 4,645

Expenditure 1951–52 1962–63 1967–68
£m. £.m. £m.
Salaries and wages etc. 5.1 8.7 25.7 (estimates, including Supplementary)
(Complement means the total number of posts authorised, i.e. including those filled by temporary staff.)

The increased figure for 1967–68 takes account of the large blocks of staff transferred with their work to the Board of Trade from the Ministry of Transport in 1965–66 and the Ministry of Aviation in 1966–67.