HC Deb 15 May 1970 vol 801 cc375-6W
Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total number of civil servants employed by the Ministry of Defence in 1964, and the annual cost; and what were the figures on 31st December, 1968, and the relevant figures for 30th April, 1970.

Mr. Hattersley:

The information is as follows (information about numbers as at 30th April, 1970, is not yet available, and they are given as at 1st April, 1970).

1st April,1964 1st January,1969 1st April,1970
Non-industrial 109,000 115,000 112,000
Industrial 176,000 152,000 146,000
Total 285,000 267,000 258,000
Cost (£m. for the relevant financial year) 256.0 322.6 365.9

These figures exclude locally engaged civilians overseas, for which the relevant figures, at the nearest available date, are:

1st July, 1964 1st January, 1969 1st January 1970
Locally engaged civilians overseas 111,000 76,000 71,000
Cost (£m.) 46.0 53.0 52.7