HC Deb 11 June 1976 vol 912 cc795-6W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many civil servants were employed in the SED; how many other personnel were employed in the Scottish educational administration in 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1975, at any convenient date; and if he will give any conveniently available figures for the number of local government staff employed in local authority education offices in Scotland in the last third of a century.

Mr. McElhone

The figures for the Scottish Education Department, excluding the staff of the Royal Scottish Museum, for the years 1965, 1970 and

Usage Rank Number
(a) Permanently allocated Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Schools 15
Scientific/Research Office 2
Marketing Officers 2
Fishery Officers 2
Livestock Inspectors 2
Farm Manager/Grieve 2
Field Officer 4
Area Transport Officers 2
(b) First call from a pool Nil
(c) Other than occasional use on any other basis Permanent Under-Secretary of State 1
Commandant: Scottish Police College 1
Grand Total 33

1975 are given below. Figures for the earlier years mentioned are not available:

1st April 1965 541
1st April 1970 755
1st April 1975 701

The figures for these years are not strictly comparable as the Social Work Services Group was included in the Department in 1968, staff on personnel duties were transferred to Scottish Office Central Services in 1970 and staff on teachers' superannuation duties were transferred to the Scottish Office Superannuation Division in 1971.

Information provided by local authorities in connection with rate support grant indicates that the numbers of staff engaged on educational administration was as follows:

Numbers at mid-year
Whole-time Part-time
1967–68 1,496 157
1968–69 1,571 162
1969–70 1,523 164
1970–71 1,538 155
1971–72 1,728 124
1972–73 1,821 129
1973–74 1,948 138

Statistics for other years are not readily available.