§ Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total salary bill of the Wessex Water Board in its first year and currently.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
Total cost of salaries and wages, excluding employers contributions for national insurance and superannuation, for 1974–75 and estimated cost for 1978–79 are £5,405,000 and £9,148,000 respectively.
These costs are not directly comparable since the 1974–75 figure relates to a year during which reorganisation of the industry was still being implemented.615W
At 31st March 1975, total staff was 2,245. Total staff at 31st March 1978 was 2,291.