HC Deb 28 May 1970 vol 801 cc499-500W
Mr. Burden

asked the Lord President of the Council 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 for 30th April, 1970.

Mr. Peart:

The numbers of staff in post on 1st April 1964, 1st April, 1965, 1st January, 1969 and 1st April, 1970, were 33½, 33½, 35 and 34½ respectively.

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

Expenditure on salaries and related costs was £50,444 for the financial year 1964–65; £85,918 for the financial year 1968–69; and £75,044 for the financial year 1969–70.