§ Mr. Fisher
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how many the number of civil servants employed by the Government has increased between October, 1964 and the present date; and by how much the Civil Service salary bill has risen on account of these extra Government employees.
§ Mr. MacDermot
The number of non-industrial civil servants, excluding the Post Office, increased by 32 thousand between October, 1964 and January, 1967. The annual salary bill, using the average salary for civil servants in the year ended 31st March, 1966, has risen by approximately £38 million.