HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 cc168-9W
37. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many special investigators are now employed by his Department; what is their present annual cost in salaries; and how much public expenditure they are estimated to have saved as a result of their work during the last year.

Mr. Bryan

The number of special investigators now employed in my Department is 30 at an average annual salary cost, including superannuation, of £2,245 per investigator.

An exact calculation of savings is not possible, but it has been estimated that during the first six months of 1971 savings were at the rate of £5,500 per investigator per annum.