§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total salary bill for local government officers in Wales in the years 1971–72 and 1973–74; and what is the estimate for the current year.
§ Mr. Rowlands
The estimated total salary and wages bills for all local government employees in Wales for 1971–72 was £178 million. For 1972–73 it was £221 million. Statistics for 1973–74 are not yet available. These figures include provision for superannuation and national health contributions.