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Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 13 April 1954

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury how many established civil servants were recruited during the financial year just ended and in each of the three previous financial years.

Figures are not available for financial years but in the calendar year 1950 the number recruited to the permanent non-industrial Civil Service was 46,304; in 1951, 53,232; in 1952, 33,250; and in 1953 it is estimated to have been 25,950.