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Civil Servants

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of civil servants employed in each Government Department in each of the years 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974.

Following are the details of staff in post at 1st October in each year:

Land Registry3,9364,2154,5145,0354,610
Law Officers Department1214171920
London Museum71*
Mint, Royal1,5731,4201,4081,1981,368
National Debt Office5651555257
National Gallery199*
National Maritime Museum156*
National Portrait Gallery60*
National Savings, Department for15,28914,94214,04413,54213,767
Ordnance Survey4,6394,6744,6874,5614,514
Overseas Development, Ministry of2,4972,4812,2942,1822,268
Parliamentary Commissioner, Office of54*
Paymaster Generals Office682624655662700
Population, Censuses and Surveys, Office of2,0482,5412,5442,7292,833
Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of397436455465§
Privy Council3434333435
Public Buildings and Works, Ministry of56,603‡
Public Prosecutions, Director of123137149157171
Public Record Office312313328344391
Public Trustee539564542502513
Public Works Loan Board47*
Registrar of Restrictive Trading Agreements68706760
Stationery Office7,6147,8087,3997,2087,043
Supreme Court of Judicature1,9702,051†
Supreme Court (Northern Ireland)10496939895
Tate Gallery184*
Technology, Ministry of37,876≑
Temporary Royal Commissions27*
Trade, Board of17,514≑
Transport, Ministry of10,719‡
Treasury Solicitor370384384375416
Wallace Collection65*
Welsh Office8029349711,0481,268
Scottish Departments
Accountant of Court1718¶185
Ancient Monuments, Royal Commission on25*
Court of Justiciary78
Court of Session868890¶
Crown Office2122232631
Exchequer Office (QLTR)6768675653
General Register Office244515425425403
Lord Advocates Department1312131414
National Galleries86*
National Library122*
National Museum of Antiquities35*
Procurator Fiscal Service272281302317349
Registers of Scotland270282318365388
Scottish Land Court191817¶
Scottish Office9,4609,7239,7019,8759,983
Scottish Record Office118128134136140
Sheriff Clerk's Service354366377¶
Scottish Law Commission151516¶
Departments created since 1970
Energy, Department of1,794
Environment, Department of the70,71870,10969,31569,341
Industry, Department of10,140
Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce400472
Land Tribunal, Scotland7767
Lord Chancellors Office9,0989,3339,509
Northern Ireland Office103184203
Office of Fair Trading149
Prices and Consumer Protection, Department of.347
Registry of Trade Unions and Employers Associations.4443

Departments created since 1970






Scottish Courts Administration696743
Trade, Department of7,214
Trade and Industry, Department of26,11818,61118,738**
TOTAL ALL DEPARTMENTS705,189699,870690,985695,092687,182
NOTES: All figures include part-time staff counted as one half:

* From 1971 these staff ceased to be counted as civil servants.

† See Lord Chancellor's Office after 1971.
‡ See Department of the Environment after 1970.
§ Functions transferred in 1974 to Home Office and Department of Industry.
≑ See Department of Trade and Industry after 1970.
¶ See Scottish Courts Administration after 1972.

**See Departments of Energy, Industry, Prices and Consumer Protection and Trade after 1973.

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many civil servants were employed in the financial years 1972–73 and 1973–74; and how many are employed in the current financial year.

Figures in respect of the mid-point—1st October—in each financial year are as follows: