§ Mr. Hordern
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the numbers employed and the cost of salaries in his Department, and in all Government agencies, separately listed, sponsored by his Department, in February 1974 and at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
The number of staff employed in my Department and the published estimated money provision for salaries is as follows:
Number of staff April 1974 … 83,231 Number of staff April 1979 … 98,369
£ Estimated money provision 1974–75 211,789,000 Estimated money provision 1979–80* 447,930,000 * This reflects the adjustment to the Civil Service pay component of the cash limit included in the revised cash limits published on 26 June 1979.
With regard to the figures for Government agencies sponsored by my Department, I shall write to my hon. Friend.