§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many civil servants are employed in his Department; 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.476W
§ Mr. Benn
1,300 non-industrial and industrial civil servants were employed in the Department of Energy at 1st April 1975.
The estimate of staff salaries etc. for 1975–76 in the Supply Estimates 1975–76 total £5,169,960 net of appropriations in aid, made up as follows:
£ Salaries and wages 4,869,000 Travelling, subsistence and removals 250,000 Other general expenses 1,206,960 6,325,960 Less appropriation in aid 1,156,000 5,169,960