HC Deb 16 July 1975 vol 895 cc517-8W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many civil servants are employed in his Department; what is the total cost of running the Department for the last year for which figures are available; and if he will itemise the main constituent costs.

Mr. Peart

The number of non-industrial and industrial civil servants employed in my Department on 1st April 1975 was 15,315.

the country of yellow rust in spring barley.

Fungicides recommended by my advisory service are benodanil, oxycarboxin, pryacarbolid and mixtures of tridemorpth with dithiocarbamates.

The disease is not expected to have any marked effect on the overall yield of the national cereals crop, but yields of severely affected crops will obviously be reduced.

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