§ Mr. Latham
asked the Prime Minister what was the number of staff in post at 1 April in the Prime Minister's office; and what is the estimated annual cost of the office for the year 1982–83 at constant 1980 prices, including provision for pensions and administrative overheads.
§ The Prime Minister
The number of staff at 1 April 1982, excluding messengerial and cleaning staff, was 62162W full-time and two part-time. The estimated annual cost of the office for the year 1982–83, at 1980–81 outturn prices, is £1,815,256.