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Post Office Staff

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many people were employed by the Post Office in each year since 1960.

The Post Office tells me that the number of people employed on 1st April each year since 1960 is as follows:

1960338,840
1961350,377
1962365,874
1963371,634
1964376,601
1965384,208
1966397,207
1967406,803
1968412,531
1969417,022
1970407,669
1971414,844
1972416,370
1973421,313
1974420,914
The increase in staff reflects the growth of and increases in the Post Office businesses including the rapid growth of the telecommunications network during the period 1960–68 and the number of postal staff needed to take account of the wider dispersal of the population.