§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Defence 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. William Rodgers
The total number of United Kingdom civil servants employed by the Ministry of Defence at 1st April 1975 was 247,600 of which 16,300 were in the Whtitehall organisation.
The cost for 1975–76 of the Department's Whitehall organisation was estimated to be £90 million. Apart from civilian salaries and wages totalling £57 million this included about £15 million for the pay and allowances of some 2,800 Service personnel employed in the Headquarters, and also covered certain staff costs of the Property Services Agency as well as general and administrative support costs.