§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many civil servants were employed within her 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. Alan Williams,
pursuant to his reply—[Official Report, 8th March 1976; Vol. 907, c. 77]—gave the following information
The number of staff in post on 31st December 1975 was 300 full-time and 11 part-time stationed in London and nine full-time outside it. Expenditure by the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection on Civil Service wages and salaries 182W was £1,179,000 in 1974–75, and the provision for 1975–76 £1,713,000. These figures exclude the Price Commission, Monopolies and Mergers Commission, the Metrication Board, and the Office of Fair Trading.