HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 cc287-8W
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