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Civil Service Manpower

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will provide in the Official Report an analysis of staff in post in the Civil Service at the latest convenient date by numbers and by types of work in which they are employed in relation to ministerial responsibilities and principal activities, as first set out in the Official Report, volume 825, column 130.

I refer my hon. Friend to table 6B of the memorandum by the chief Secretary to the Treasury—Cmnd. 7869. This shows the estimated staff numbers at 1 April 1980 by ministerial responsibilities, by Department and by function. Corresponding data for staff in post are no longer collected. The total number of staff in post at 1 April 1980 was 705,100, and the staff numbers for the main Departments were given in answer to a question from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on 23 April.—[Vol. 984, c. 153–154.]