HC Deb 18 January 1974 vol 867 cc192-3W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Lord President of the Council what will be the strength, cost and duties of his staff for population matters.

Mr. Prior

Much expertise on population matters already exists within Government Departments. A small group of officials in the Cabinet Office will now coordinate the collation of information and the formulation of policy, as well as performing other support functions. I expect this staff to comprise three officials, not exclusively concerned with population matters, plus clerical and secretarial support.