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Senior Civil Servants

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what have been the numbers of permanent secretaries, under secretaries, assistant secretaries and principals, employed in the Civil Service for each of the last 15 years.

The information for the grades named in the non-industrial Home Civil Service is set out in the table below.

STAFF-IN-POST 1965 TO 1979(1)

Full time equivalents(2)

At 1 April

Grade

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

Permanent Secretary374034343635353740434244444141
Deputy Secretary114122128136135133136135154157165165160160162
Undersecretary400437463472493497531561595607651663652637635
Assistant Secretary9499819871,0431,0881,0941,1471,1921,2471,2731,2601,2031,245
Principal2,6842,8562,9873,1543,4013,6663,9574,1564,4054,5724,5614,5344,662

Source: Staff-in-post returns.

Notes:

(1)(a) For purposes of consistency the staff of the Manpower Services Commission are included in 1974 and (with ESD, TSD) in 1975 although they were not then part of the Manpower Count.
(b)(i) For the purposes of this table, the figures for Deputy Secretary include those paid at rates between Permanent Secretary and Deputy Secretary, and the figures for Under Secretary include those paid at rates between Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary.
(ii) Figures for Under Secretary and above comprise agreed posts since consistent data on staff in post is not available for the full period. All other figures relate to staff in post.
(iii) Figures for staff in post in Assistant Secretary and Principal grades in 1965 and 1966 consistent with those for later years are not available centrally.
(iv) For the earlier years the staff in post figures relate to the former Administration, Executive and departmental grades which were subsequently combined to form the Administration Group grades given above.
(2) Part-timers are counted as half units.