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Opposition Whips' Office (Staffing)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Lord President of the Council if he will publish in the Official Report the number and ranks of civil servants made available to the main Opposition party; and if he will state the cost of such provision to public funds.

I have been asked to reply.There are four civil servants employed in the Office of the Chief Whip of the main Opposition Party—i.e., three office assistants and one chief clerk/superintendent. The current cost is £17,689 per annum.