HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c69W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many persons are employed by his Department in the Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce; what was the comparable total in May 1979; and what is the current annual cost of the board to public funds.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The board's staff in post numbered 521 on 1 May 1979 and 571 on 22 January 1982. The estimated cost of their wages, salaries and general administrative expenses for the financial year 1981–82 is £4,748,000.