§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the proposed total strength of the Equal Opportunities Commission and the total of the salaries involved.
§ Dr. Summerskill
I have been asked to reply.
Approval has been given for an initial complement of 98 staff. Additional staff will be needed as the work of the Commission develops and regional offices are opened. It is estimated that when the Commission is fully operational the staffing requirement will be about 400 and 233W the cost of salaries of the order of £1,370,000.