§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants are employed in his Department, other than on overseas development matters; what is the total cost of running the Department for the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will itemise the main constituent costs.
§ Mr. Ennals
10,299 non-industrial and industrial civil servants were employed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including the Passport Office, as at 1st April 1975. In addition 8,279 locally engaged staff were employed overseas.
The estimates of staff salaries, etc., for 1975–76 published in the Supply Estimates 1975–76, total £95,900,000, net of Appropriations in Aid, made up as follows:
£ Salaries and allowances of United Kingdom based staff, home and overseas 55,156,000 Wages, etc. of locally engaged staff 19,001,000 Travel expenses, outfit allowances and transfer grants 9,758,000 Other general expenses 22,978,000 106,893,000 Less Appropriation in Aid 10,993,000 Net Estimates cost for 1975176 95,900,000