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Non-Industrial Staff

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 18 March 1943

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what was the total number of non-industrial civil servants at the date of the latest return made before the war and as at 1st January, 1940–43; how many such staff were employed at those dates in the main employment departments, respectively; and what were the corresponding numbers for the administrative group in each case?

The total number of whole-time non-industrial staff (excluding Northern Ireland Reserved and Agency Services) at the relevant dates was as follows:—
At the same dates the staff employed by the main employing Departments was:—
Post Office182,485173,380174,702189,441191,533
Ministry of Supply15,94930,54954,12167,328
War Office19,73328,09138,72054,86565,047
Ministry of Labour and National Service28,12327,61430,11438,87441,418
Air Ministry19,65726,88623,47435,38239,133
Ministry of Food13,45528,05834,43336,589
Inland Revenue24,22423,53723,24831,25035,437
Ministry of Aircraft Production8,90912,92016,235
*Ministry of Information (including Postal and Telegraph Censorship)53110,28813,10115,362
Press and Censorship Bureau412
Ministry of War Transport13,13115,110
Ministry of Transport2,9563,1823,002
Ministry of Shipping3,0468,082
The corresponding numbers for the administrative group in each case were as set out below:
All Departments2,1182,7233,3184,1694,571
Post Office6152484844
Ministry of Supply111177298308
War Office596310995109
Ministry of Labour and National Service5975113144142
Air Ministry100125104140144
Ministry of Food6581108169
Inland Revenue4644455049
Ministry of Aircraft Production77100105
*Ministry of Information (including Postal and Telegraph Censorship)49847273
Press and Censorship Bureau8
Ministry of War Transport127147
Ministry of Transport383940
Ministry of Shipping3558
Notes.—*The Postal and Telegraph Censorship Department's staffs are included in the War Office figure for total staffs for 1st January, 1940, at which date they numbered 2,886. These staffs were later transferred to the Ministry of Information and the figures for this Department for 1st January, 1941, 1942 and 1943 consist mainly of Postal and Telegraph Censorship Department staff. The Press and Censorship Bureau staff, shown separately for 1st January, 1940, were also transferred to the Ministry of Information and are merged in that Ministry's total in the returns for 1st January, 1941, 1942 and 1943.
(†) The returns from 1st January, 1942, onwards reflect the amalgamation of the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Shipping (whose staffs are detailed separately in the preceding returns) in the joint Ministry of War Transport.