HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c525W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. Nelson

The average staff in post in 1991–92, the latest full year for which figures are available, was 3,192. Total pay cost were £63.1 million. In 1970 HM Treasury employed 720 full-time staff. The figure for pay costs are not available as they were not recorded separately at that time. The staff figures for 1970 and 1991–92 are not comparable due to machinery of government and other changes.