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Departmental Staff

Volume 888: debated on Monday 17 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department are employed in assessing terms, pay, allowances and conditions of service for members of the Department serving overseas; how often these conditions of service are

Total Scottish landingsEstimated Landings from 200 miles zone
000 cwts000 cwts
white fish4,7924,186

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much of the white fish catch and of the herring catch, in each of the past five years, in the waters around Scotland was caught within six miles, within 12 miles, within 50 miles and within 200 miles, respectively.

I regret that these figures are not readily available. The following estimates have, however, been made of the proportions by weight of total Scottish landings in 1972.reviewed; and what is the cost to the Exchequer of making these assessments.

32. Allowances and certain other conditions at individual posts are reviewed at roughly three-yearly intervals during general inspections. Allowances are also revised as necessary in the light of rises in the local cost of living, variations in exchange rates and other changes in circumstances. Rates of pay and superannuation arrangements conform to those in the Home Civil Service which are determined centrally. Conditions of service of general application are kept under review and are changed as necessary in the light of changing circumstances.The cost, on salaries and travel of the staff mentioned, is about £165,000 a year.