asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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 number of civil servants in my Department on each date was as follows:
|1st January 1972||15,669|
|1st January 1973||15,394|
|1st January 1974||15,042|
|1st January 1975||15,195|