§ Mr. Wrigglesworth
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the total cost of, and number of people employed in his Department in 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74 and 1974–75.
§ Mr. Deakins
My Department was created on 5th March 1974. The average number of people employed during the financial year 1974–75 was 7,213 and their gross cost, exclusive of receipts arising 235W from departmental fees and charges, was £27,483,000.