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Civil Staff

Volume 929: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give his estimate of the percentage of persons employed in his Department who left the Department in 1976 for reasons other than having reached retirement age.

About 7 per cent. of staff employed by this Department in 1976 left before reaching retirement age. This figure takes no account of personnel in the Regular Armed Forces, whose career structure is not comparable with that of civilian staff.