HC Deb 15 July 1975 vol 895 cc475-6W
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.

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
Less appropriation in aid 1,156,000

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