HC Deb 25 February 1970 vol 796 cc327-8W
40. Mr. Michael Shaw

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many persons serve on the bodies which are responsible to his Department, or on behalf of which the Board exercises some direct or indirect sponsoring functions; and what is expected to be the aggregate cost of maintaining these bodies in the financial year 1969–70.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Approximately 980 persons, including civil servants. A precise estimate of cost would require a prolonged investigation, but it will be of the order of £3 million to £3½ million.