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Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is likely to be the reduction of Civil Service employment in Norwich as a result of his proposals to reduce Civil Service staff numbers.

Departments still have to consider the effect of the manpower reductions in detail. The major Civil Service employer in Norwich is Her Majesty's Stationery Office, for which an overall reduction of 900 posts was announced in the statement I made to the House on 6 December. At least half of this reduction is expected to fall outside Norwich.