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Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many people were employed in the Civil Service in Wales in the years 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73 and 1973–74 respectively: and what were the total salaries and wages bills for those personnel in the same years.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 12th February 1975; Vol. 886; c. 116], gave the following information:The number of non-industrial civil servants in post in Wales at 1st January each year for the period 1970–74 was as follows:—

Similar information for industrial civil servants is available from central records of trade because, inter alia, of differences in valuation. On this basis the figures are:only for 1st April 1970 and 1971; the numbers were 4,900 and 4,600 respectively.I regret that information about the total salaries and wages bills for civil servants in Wales is not readily available and could be produced only at disproportionate cost.