HC Deb 04 July 1978 vol 953 c120W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional clerical staff have been taken on in the last six months by the inner London courts service; and at what cost.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

No additional staff were taken on between 1st January and 30th June, but 22 new posts are to be filled during July at a cost of £47,102 per annum in salaries. They will be employed to meet a number of pressures on the administration of the courts, including those arising from the Criminal Law Act 1977 and the Bail Act 1976.