Departmental Staff

Oral Answers to Questions — Land and Natural Resources – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1 November 1965.

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Photo of Mr Cranley Onslow Mr Cranley Onslow , Woking 12:00, 1 November 1965

asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what increase or decrease in staff there was in the Department under his control in the period 16th October, 1964, to 15th October, 1965; and what increase or decrease he anticipates in the period up to 15th April, 1966.

Photo of Mr Frederick Willey Mr Frederick Willey , Sunderland North

The Department was not set up until 21st October 1964. The staff numbered 277 on 16th October, 1965, and I expect there will be an increase of 78 by 15th April, 1966. These figures include the staffs of the National Parks Commission and the Water Resources Board.

Photo of Mr Cranley Onslow Mr Cranley Onslow , Woking

Can the Minister give any reason for this increase of nearly 30 per cent. in the next six months?

Photo of Mr Frederick Willey Mr Frederick Willey , Sunderland North

Yes, Sir. This is largely due to the work that will be required in the setting up of the Land Commission, the work of the National Parks Commission and the Water Resources Board.