HC Deb 03 July 1975 vol 894 cc544-5W
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 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
Less Appropriation in Aid 518,000
Net Estimates Cost for 1975–76 28,861,000