§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the percentage growth annually in the total wages and salaries bill of local authorities in Wales in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
Figures for the financial years 1969–70 to 1973–74 are given in the following table. Information for 1974–75 is not yet available.
Financial Years Percentage Growth 1969–70—1970–71 16.6 1970–71—1971–72 15.2 1971–72—1972–73 23.8 1972–73—1973–74 19.4