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Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many civil servant were employed by his Department on 1 May 1979; and what was the equivalent figure for 31 December.

Figures for 1 May 1979 are not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost, but on 1 April 1979 the Northern Ireland

Education and Library Board Areas
BelfastWesternNorth-EasternSouth- EasternSouthernTotals
Primary education*39,38837,27348,47539,31844,526208,980
Secondary education†38,23927,00735,46327,17230,720158,601
* Includes nursery schools, nursery classes at primary schools and preparatory departments of grammar schools.
† Includes secondary, intermediate and grammar schools.