asked the Minister of Health what is the amount of paper used in identity cards; how many persons are employed in the Department; and what is the estimated total cost to the nation of the system generally.
The annual amount of paper used in identity cards is about 18½ tons. The staff employed at the central offices is approximately 855 and the total annual cost of those offices is about £230,000. It is not possible to state separately how much of the work of the joint local national registration and food offices is attributable to national registration. The same local staff does both classes of work.