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Departmental Staff

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he can yet say whether the defence cuts announced in his statement of 3rd December 1974 will result in any reduction in the number of civil servants employed by the Ministry of Defence.

As I said on 3rd December, the reductions in directly employed civilians will be about 30,000, approximately half of whom will be civilians locally entered abroad.