HC Deb 21 July 1975 vol 896 c2W
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
Less Appropriations in Aid 23,414,000
Net Estimates Cost in 1975–76 16,978,000