§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give details of any increases of officials in the administrative grade in his Department in the last two years, together with the total of all such officials now on his establishment.
§ Mr. John Morris
In the two years to 1st July 1975 the Administration Group—which comprises the former administrative, executive and clerical grades—in my Department rose by 265 to a total of 891. The increase is largely accounted for by the absorption of staff from the Welsh Hospital Board and from the Department of Industry, following the 239W assumption by the Welsh Office of responsibilities in those fields.