§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Attorney-General how many civil servants are employed in his Department and in the Lord Chancellor's Department; what is the total cost of running the Departments for the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will itemise the main constituent costs.
§ The Attorney-General
As at 1st April 1975 there were 21 non-industrial civil servants employed in the Law Officers' Department and 9,744 in the Lord Chancellor's Department, including the staff employed in the higher courts throughout England and Wales.
The estimates of staff salaries, etc., for 1975–76 published in the Supply Estimates 1975–76 for the Law Officers' Department total £124,000 and for the Lord Chancellor's Department £16,978,000. These estimates are made up as follows:
Law Officers' Department £ Salaries and Wages … … 110,000 Travelling and Subsistence … … 3,000 Other General Expenses … … 11,000 Total Estimates Costs for 1975–76 124,000
Lord Chancellor's Department £ Salaries and Wages 29,276,500 Travelling and Subsistence 1,760,000 Payments to Jurors 4,439,000 Other General Expenses 4,916,500 40,392,000 Less Appropriations in Aid 23,414,000 Net Estimates Cost in 1975–76 16,978,000