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Civil Servants

Volume 895: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many civil servants were employed in his Department on 1st January 1973, 1st January 1974, and 1st January 1975; and how many of these were employed in Scotland, England and Wales, respectively.

My Department was not created until 9th January 1974. The numbers of civil servants employed at 1st January 1975 with comparable figures for 1st April 1974 were as follows:

1st April 19742799021,019
1st January 19751061,09921,207
These figures exclude staff transferred to the Health and Safety Executive on 1st January 1975.