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Departmental Staffs

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Horsham and Crawley, Official Report 4 February, columns 28—30, if he will set out a list of the main Departments with more than 5,000 permanent staff, showing how many such staff were employed on 1 May 1979.

Figures are not available centrally for staff in post at 1 May 1979. The position at 1 April 1979 for the main Departments is set in the following table.

Permanent staff in post (full time equivalents) 1 April 1979
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food13,956
Customs and Excise28,771
Inland Revenue84,645
Department of National Savings10,808
Ministry of Defence224,697
Royal Ordnance Factories22,963
Department of Employment Group53,605
Department of the Environment12,358
Department of Transport13,908
Property Services Agency (including Supplies Division)40,095
Foreign and Commonwealth Office9,777
Home Office33,490
Department of Industry9,514
Lord Chancellor's Department10,211
Land Registry5,531
Civil Service Department (excluding CISCO)3,260
Civil Service Catering Organisation1,783
HM Stationery Office6,689
Scottish Office10,946
Department of Health and Social Security98,369
Department of Trade7,308