§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the Official Report a detailed list giving Department by Department, the number of civil and public servants who are in receipt of salaries in excess of the Ministers in charge of the Departments or organisations for which these public servants work.
§ Mr. Channon
The table below shows the number of civil servants in central Government Departments at 1 April 1979 whose basic salary was in excess of that of the Ministers in charge of those Departments:
Cabinet Office 3 MAFF (including Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce) 36 Treasury 34 Customs and Excise 15 Inland Revenue 30 Department for National Savings. 3 Registry of Friendly Societies 1 Royal Mint 1 Treasury Solicitor 9 Department of Education and Science (including Museums) 25 Employment Group 35 Department of Energy 20 Department of the Environment (including Property Services Agency) 73 Ordnance Survey 1 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (including Overseas Development) 182 Home Office 30 Department of Industry 53 Lord Chancellor's Department (including Land Registry and Law Officer Department) 1 Public Trustee 1 Public Record Office 1 Civil Service Department 24 Central Office of Information 1
Government Actuary's Department 4 HM Stationery Office 2 Northern Ireland Office 9 Department of Trade 23 Department of Prices and Consumer Protection 6 Scottish Office 43 Department of Health and Social Security 70 Office of Population Censuses and Surveys 3 Export Credit Guarantee Department 5 Department of Transport 18 Welsh Office 16 Charity Commission 3 Crown Estate Office 2 Department of the Public Prosecutor 4 Lord Advocate's Department 2 Office of Fair Trading 5 Parliamentary Counsel 11 Privy Council Office 1 Ministry of Defence 122