§ 37. Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many special investigators are now employed 169W 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.