HC Deb 15 May 1970 vol 801 cc436-7W
Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Transport what was the total number of civil servants employed by his Department in 1964, and the annual cost; and what were the figures on 31st December, 1968, and the relevant figures on 30th April. 1970.

Mr. Mulley:

The following is the information requested. The staff figure for 1st April, 1970, is the most up to date available.

U.K. Based non-industrial U.K. Based industrial
1st April, 1964 7,597 156
1st April, 1965 6,592 350
1st January, 1969 8,087 798
1st April, 1970 8,493 842
Salaries and related costs on the basis of annual estimates are:—
1964–65 1968–69 1969–70
£8,690,000 £15,670,000 £17,519,000


  1. (1) Shipping responsibilities except those relating to ports, sea transport and defence shipping-planning were transferred to Board of Trade in April, 1965 but M.O.T. assumed responsibility for the Road Research Laboratory from D.S.I.R. at the same date.
  2. (2) Sea transport matters were transferred to Board of Trade in January, 1969.