§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State Employment 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. Booth
16,560 non-industrial and industrial civil servants were employed in my Department at 1st April 1975.
The estimates of staff salaries, etc., for 1975–76 published in the Supply Esti- 537W mates 1975–76 total £29,507,000, net of Appropriations in Aid, made up as follows:
£ Salaries and wages 50,996,000 Travelling and subsistence 2,003,000 Other general expenses 4,711,000 57,710,000 Less Appropriation in Aid 28,203,000 Net Estimates cost for 1975–76 29,507,000