§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Lord Advocate 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.
The Lord Advocate
439 non-industrial civil servants were employed in my departments in London and Edinburgh, and in the Procurator Fiscal Service throughout Scotland, at 1st April 1975.
The estimated staff salaries, etc., for 1975–76 published in the Supply Estimates 1975–76 total £2,056,250, net of Appropriations in Aid, made up as follows:
Salaries and wages 1,955,250 General administrative expenses 104,600 2,059,250 Less Appropriation in Aid 3,000 Net Estimates cost for 1975–76 2,056,250