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Public Service Employees

Volume 888: debated on Monday 17 March 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the numbers of civil servants, and local authority employees, and other servants of public bodies as a proportion of the employed population 1964; and, at the latest available date, and from international data available to him, how these figures compare with West Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the United States of America.

Following is the information for the United Kingdom. There is no data avilable from international bodies for the other countries on a comparable basis.

JuneJune
19641973
Percent.Percent.
United Kingdom civil servants2·7*2·8
Local authority employees (including local authority education)7·810·9
Other public bodies (including public corporations)10·8*11·0
21·224·7
* The Post Office is treated as a public corporation in 1964 for better comparability with the figures for 1973.