§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. Roy Jenkins
30,729 civil servants, including industrials, were employed in the Home Office on 1st April 1975.
The estimates of staff salaries, etc., for 1975–76 are as follows:
£ Salaries and wages … 130,670,000 Travelling and subsistence … 3,938,000 Other general expenses … 5,079,000 139,687,000 Less Appropriations in Aid … 2,792,000 Net Estimates cost for 1975–76 … 136,895,000