HC Deb 29 January 1971 vol 810 cc219-20W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how he accounts for the increase of 305 in the staff of his Department in the period 1st July to 1st November, 1970; and what increase or decrease he now anticipates in the period up to 30th June, 1971.

Mr. Maudling

The additional staff were required mainly for prisons, immigration, forensic science laboratories and telecommunications. The level of staffing for the period up to next June has not yet been decided.