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Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many of the 63,000 non-industrial Civil Service jobs vacated in the 12 months ended 30 September 1979 have been filled.

At 1 October 1979 there were 552,000 non-industrial civil servants in post compared with 564,000 at 1 October 1978, a reduction of 12,000. Information is not available centrally on the filling of vacant posts.