HC Deb 15 May 1970 vol 801 cc445-6W
Mr. Burden

asked the Secretry of State for Wales what was the total number of civil servants employed in 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. George Thomas:

The Welsh Office was not established until 1st April, 1965.

The following is the other 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, 1965 364 1
1st January, 1969 536 2
1st April, 1970 774* 2

Salaries and Related Costs on basis of Civil Estimates
1965–66 £529,000
1968–69 £838,000
1969–70 £1,347,000*
* Health and Tourism became the responsibility of the Welsh Office on 1st April, 1969.