HC Deb 24 October 1968 vol 770 c371W
Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many persons were employed in the Arms Sale Department during the last week in October; what was the weekly expenditure; and how much he expects to recoup from the privately owned arms industries for their services.

Mr. Reynolds

212, made up of 206 civil servants and six Service officers, with a weekly salary and wage bill of approximately £8,000. The forecast of extra costs incurred directly on behalf of firms and recouped in the financial year 1968–69 is £25,000.