§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give full details of the numbers employed in his Department in 1974 and at the latest stated date, together with their salaries and the total costs of running his Department on both dates; what action he has taken to cut these expenditures; with what results; and what plans he has for cuts in the future.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
The number employed and the cost of the Treasury as provided for in the Estimates for 1974–75 are as follows:
1974–75 1976–77 Total number of staff 1,032 1,205
£ £ Wages and Salaries 3,857,000 6,138,000 General Administrative Expenses 6,610,000 13,485,000 Total Expenditure 10,467,000 19,623,000
The Treasury's expenditure is being reviewed in the light of the intention announced in Cmnd. 6393 to reduce the cost of the Civil Service by £140 million in 1978–79.