asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the figures given in his Written reply to the hon. Member for Eastbourne on 20th February 1975 are directly comparable; and what are the equivalent figures for civil servants employed by his Department and based outside the United Kingdom.
:The figures given in my reply of 20th February are not directly comparable because of organisational changes which have taken place during the period. These involved transfers out of the MOD of 900 staff in 1972 and transfers into the MOD of 4,200 in 1973 and 150 in 1954.The equivalent figures for civil servants employed and based outside the United Kingdom are:
|1st January 1975||…||…||50,104|
|1st January 1974||…||…||47,304|
|1st January 1973||…||…||47,339|
|1st January 1972||…||…||49,646|