§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Industry 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. Kaufman
10,365 non-industrial and industrial civil servants were employed on 1st April 1975.
The estimates of staff salaries, ect., for 1975–76 published in the Supply Estimates 1975–76 total £34,634,000 net of appropriations in aid, made up as follows:
£ Salaries and wages 35,528,000 Travelling and subsistence 1,160,000 Other general expenses 4,028,000 40,716,000 Less Appropriation in Aid 6,082,000 Net Estimates cost for 1975–76 34,634,000