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Wages And Salaries

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what saving in the wages and salaries bill has been achieved due to the non-replacement of jobs in the Civil Service since 1 May 1979.

There has been a reduction of 24,500 staff in central Government Departments in the period 1 April 1979 to 1 January 1980. Information is not held centrally in sufficient detail to quantify at this stage exactly the savings in the wages and salaries bill. But in a full year the saving will be over £100 million.