§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Minister of Overseas Development how many civil servants are employed in his Department on overseas development matters; what is the total cost of running that part of the Department for the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will itemise the main constituent costs.
§ Mr. Prentice
2,282 civil servants were employed in the Ministry of Overseas Development, including its overseas divisions and its special units, at 1st April 1975.
The estimates of staff salaries etc. for 1975–76 published in the Supply Estimates 406W 1975–76 total £12,925,000—net of Appropriations in Aid—made up as follows:
£ Salaries and Wages 8,863,700 Administrative Expenses 4,478,300 13,342,000 Less Appropriations in Aid 417,000 Net Estimates Cost for 1975–76 12,925,000