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Departmental Manpower

Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the proposed reductions in the number of civil servants employed in his Department; and what reductions so far have been carried out.

As a result of the Lord President's programme, and the further reduction of 2ยท5 per cent. in staff costs, savings amounting to 8,001 staff will be made in the DE group. Since 1 May 1979 there has been a reduction of 2,624 permanent and 323 casual staff.