§ Mr. David Mitchell
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the total number of civil servants in the United Kingdom, the total cost of their salaries and collectively provision for pension and provision for buildings, heating, lighting, subsistence rates, transportation, stationery, etc., involved in running the Civil Service at the latest convenient date; and what is the average cost per civil servant including all overheads per annum.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
The number of staff in post in the Civil Service on 1st October 1976 was 746,107. The provision in the 1976–77 main Estimates for Civil Service remuneration is £2,619 million, and for pensions and general administrative expenditure—postage, telephones, travel, subsistence, etc.—is £1,034 million. The annual average per civil servant of500W these costs is about £4,900. It is not possible without incurring disproportionate expense to identify the average cost per head of the Civil Service of items such as accommodation, heating, lighting and stationery whose cost is borne on allied service Votes.