HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c623W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. Curry

The total staff employed by the Department is as follows:

1 April 1970 16,246
1 July 1992 10,583

The total pay provision for 1992–93 is £210.7 million. The comparable figure for 1970 could be determined only at disproportionate cost.

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