HC Deb 15 March 1968 vol 760 c382W
Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 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. Mulley

The staff employed by the Foreign Office on 1st April, 1951, totalled 4,926. Of these, 3,437 were established and 1,489 temporary. The total annual rate of their salaries and wages was £2,918,000.

Corresponding figures for 1st April, 1962, were a total of 4,173 staff, of whom 3,258 were established and 915 temporary: salaries and wages were £6,474,000.

The establishment, on 1st January, 1965, of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service makes it impossible to provide exactly comparable figures for 1967 in respect of the Foreign Office alone. For the Diplomatic Service as a whole, the corresponding figures were 6,570; 5,327; 1,243 and £11,850,000.