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Temporary Engagements

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 28 April 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many of the 706,580 non-industrial civil servants at 1st January, 1949, were on temporary engagements; what was the corresponding number at 1st July, 1947, or some other more convenient date; and what further reductions it is estimated will be made by the end of 1950.

The number of temporary civil servants was 324,724 on 1st January, 1949, and 421,600 on 1st July, 1947. The number of additional posts expected to have been established by the end of 1950 under central schemes already agreed is 38,000. The number of additional posts to be established under departmental schemes in the same period cannot be estimated centrally.