asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many civil servants were employed in his Department on 1st January 1975 and on the same date in each of the three preceding years.
The figures are as follows:
|1st January 1975—18,395||(including staff of Health and Safety Executive).|
|1st January 1974—33,773.|
|1st January 1973—34,437.|
|1st January 1972—33,069.|