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Public Service Employees

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table showing the total number of people employed by the Government, including all local authority personnel, water authority personnel, and Civil Service personnel, and excluding the Armed Forces, for each of the years 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974.

Figures for 1970–73 are given in Table 13 of the Blue Book "National Income and Expenditure 1963–1973" and the totals are as follows. Figures for 1974 are not yet available.

June 19703,948,000
June 19714,057,000
June 19724,181,000
June 19734,321,000