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Reserved Services, Northern Ireland

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total amount of Revenue taken by the Government from the Services in Northern Ireland known as Reserved Services.

The yield of Reserved Taxes after deduction of the cost of Reserved Services is estimated at £48.5 million for 1948–49 and the Imperial Contribution at £21.5 million.

Number of Staff at 1st January, 1949
Staff GroupWhole TimePart Time
Clerical and Clerical Assistants141,167119,9232356,014264,215
Messengers, Cleaners, etc.26,6226,5391,09413,28740,351
Post Office Minor and Manipulative (Postmen, Telephonists, Telegraphists, etc.)134,03656,75110,3379,708200,809
Professional, Technical and Scientific43,1733,0394638446,486
Technical Ancillary43,0019,51013320552,680
* Includes part-time staff counted as half units.
It is not possible to establish a percentage of these totals who can be said to be employed on "relatively unskilled" duties; nor is it possible to determine the total savings in any staff group resulting from improvements in methods and organisation, because variations in numbers are influenced by many factors which cannot be separately identified in their effect.