HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 c424W
Mr. Alexander Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the increase in number of civil servants within his area of administration since June, 1970 in each Department; and what is the extra cost.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The numbers of industrial and non-industrial civil servants in the departments of the Scottish Office at 1st July, 1970, and 1st July, 1972, the latest date for which figures are available, were as follows:—

ing the electricity disconnections in 1970 and 1972. I am informed by the electricity boards, however, that if rota disconnections again become necessary such lift services could not be given special protection. This is because the scale of switching operations which can be carried out by the boards in an emergency is necessarily limited, and any protection for multi-storey flats could be achieved only by extending this to widespread surrounding areas at a heavy cost in electricity consumption.