§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Prime Minister to what legislative or policy factors he attributes the increase in non-industrial staff in the Cabinet Office from 658 on 1st July 1975 to 681 on 1st October.
§ The Prime Minister
The increase is attributable to improved recruitment, within previously agreed levels, in the general support services and the Secretariat of the Office and also within the Central Statistical Office in furtherance of the improvements to which I referred in my answer to the hon. Member for Melton (Mr. Latham) on 26th November.