§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many civil servants are currently employed in his Department; what is the total cost for the latest year for which figures are available of running that Department; and if he will itemise the main constituent costs.
§ Mr. William Ross
7,576 non-industrial and industrial civil servants were employed in the Scottish Office, excluding 545W the Scottish Prison Service and the State Hospital, Carstairs, at 1st June 1975.
The estimates of staff salaries etc. for 1975–76 published in the Supply Estimates 1975–76 total £28,861,000—net of Appropriations in Aid—made up as follows:
£ Salaries and Wages 25,169,000 Travelling and Subsistence 1,559,000 Other General Expenses 2,651,000 29,379,000 Less Appropriation in Aid 518,000 Net Estimates Cost for 1975–76 28,861,000