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Food Subsidies (Administration)

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total number of civil servants in his Department administering food subsidies on (a) 1st June 1974, (b) 1st November, and (c) 1st January 1975; and what was the annual administrative cost on each date, including both salaries and administrative overheads.

On each date the number of civil servants administering subsidies in my Department and the total cost were as follows:

1st June 197440£165,881
1st November 1974117£484,812
1st January 1975127£536,748
All figures are annual rates.