HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 cc522-3W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many staff his Department currently employs; what are the total personnel costs; and what were the staffing levels and personnel costs in 1970.

Mr. John M. Taylor

The number of staff employed in the Lord Chancellor's Department on the 1 July 1992 was 11,670 and the total personnel costs for the current financial year are £216 million. 1970 pre-dates the creation of the Department, but those areas for which the Lord Chancellor was then directly responsible employed 7,416 staff and the personnel costs were at that time £12.6 million.