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Departmental Manpower

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list the manpower savings for each Government Department which he expects to have been achieved by the end of the current year.

Department1 April 19791 January 1980Difference (+ or -)
Customs and Excise28,77127,429-1,342
Inland Revenue84,64578,970-5,675
Department for National Savings10,80810,313-495
Department of Employment Group53,60551,380-2,225
DOE (excluding PSA)12,35811,753-605
PSA (including Supplies Division)40,09537,444-2,651
FCO (including ODA)12,07811,646-432
Home Office33,49033,680+190
Lord Chancellor10,2119,905-306
Scottish Office10,94610,668-278
Transport (including DVLD)13,90813,600-308
Ministry of Defence224,697220,213-4,484
Other Departments51,86151,030-831
Total (rounded)732,300707,800-24,500

Note: Part-time staff have been counted as half units.

and from OECD papers on the aid programmes of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact countries, are as follows:

The table below shows the number of permanent staff in post in central Government Departments at 1 April 1979 and 1 January 1980, the latest date for which figures are available, and the changes during that period. Some small further reduction in numbers is possible in the remainder of the current financial year.