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Departmental Staff

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total manpower of his Department on 1st January 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977, respectively; and how many of the staff are currently engaged in statistical work.

My Department was created on 5th March 1974. Its total manpower on 1st April 1974 was 9,700; on 1st January 1975, 9,909; 1st January 1976, 10,142; and 1st January 1977, 9,798. The Economics and Statistics Division, which provide an integrated service to my Department and to the Departments of Trade and Prices and Consumer Protection, including the Business Statistics Office, which also serves many other Departments, have a total manpower of 1,550.