§ 65. Mr. Onslow
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will publish in the Official Report an analysis, by Departments, of the increases and decreases in the number of non-industrial civil servants which have been forecast for the year beginning April, 1970.
§ Mr. Shore:
Yes. The increase of 7,500 in the total non-industrial manpower ceiling from a base at 1st April. 1970 of 496,500, as announced by my right hon. Friend on 14th April, reflects the following changes in the corresponding Depart. mental ceilings. The figures take into account the effect of the machinery of government changes in October, 1969, and the establishment of the Department for National Savings and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on 1st October, 1969.
Departments with increases of 100 or more: Agriculture 140 Civil Service Department 170 Customs and Excise 170 Employment and Productivity 1,050 General Register Office 130 Health and Social Security 920 Home Office 1,150 Inland Revenue 2,650 Land Registry 150 Museums and Galleries 170 National Savings 690 Public Buildings and Works 180 Scottish Office 270 Supreme Court 100 Trade 400 Transport* 250 8,590 Other Departments 370 Total increases 8,960 Decreases: Defence 1,020 Other Departments 440 Total decreases 1,460 Net increase 7,500 *In addition there will be a transfer of about 1,300 staff in Local Taxation Offices whose functions are transferred to the Ministry in consequence of the Vehicle and Driving Licences Act 1969.