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Civil Servants

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many civil servants were employed by his Department on 1st January 1975 and on 1st March 1974.

10,239 on 1st January 1975 and 10,149 on 1st April 1974, the first date for which information was collected following the creation of my Department on 5th March 1974. Included in these totals are more than 4,000 staff providing various common services for my Department and the Departments of Trade and Prices and Consumer Protection.