HC Deb 30 January 1981 vol 997 cc517-8W
Mr. Hordern

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will publish the sums of money paid out in wages and salaries to the Civil Service, as at 31 December 1980, or at the latest convenient date, and at the same date in each of the last five years; and if he will estimate the cost of wages and salaries in the Civil Service for 1981.

Mr. Hayhoe

Between 1 April and 31 December 1980 expenditure on pay costs, including employers' national insurance contributions, was £3,420 million.

Information in this form for previous years is not available, but the following table shows the provision made in Estimates for pay costs for staff in Government Departments since 1975–76:

1975–76 2,749
1976–77 2,938
1977–78 3,252
1978–79 3,408
1979–80 3,717
1980–81 4,627

(Source: Chief Secretary's memorandum on Supply Estimates for each financial year)

The provision to be made in 1981–82 will be published in due course.