HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c538W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home 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. Kenneth Clarke

The Home Office currently employs 46,303 non-industrial staff and 3,050 industrial staff. This includes those staff working in agencies. The forecast staffing costs for the year 1992–93 are £951,688,000.

In January 1970 the Home Office employed 16,889 non-industrial staff and 3,975 industrials. These figures are taken from the 1970 publication of "Civil Service Statistics". Figures are not available for staffing costs.