§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the component parts of the Department of Employment Group mentioned in paragraph 20 of the draft guidelines of the NEB.121W
§ Mr. Booth
The component parts of the Department of Employment Group are: the Department itself; the Manpower Services Commission and its Agencies, the Training Services Agency and the Employment Service Agency; the Health and Safety Commission and its operational arm, the Health and Safety Executive; and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many civil servants were employed within his Department on 31st December 1975; how many of these worked in London and how many in the provinces; what was the total annual cost of employing them in 1975; and how this compared with the annual wages and salaries bill for 1974.
§ Mr. Booth
The number of civil servants employed in my Department on 1st January 1976 was 20,997. Of these, 3,991 worked in the inner and outer London weighting areas and 17,006 in the provinces and in Scotland and Wales. In addition, 3,025 casual staff, including 585 in the London weighting area, were employed mainly in unemployment benefit work. The estimated wages and salaries bill for my Department's staff in the 1975–76 financial year is £61,931,000.
The comparable staffing figures for 1st January 1975 was 15,196 plus 2,533 casual staff and the comparable bill for salaries and wages was £40,195,000.