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Higher Civil Servants

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants of the following grades were in post in his Department on 1 April and how many he expects to be in post in his Department on 1 April 1981, 1 April 1982 and 1 April 1983; permanent secretary, deputy secretary, under secretary and assistant secretary.

[pursuant to his reply, 30 June 1980, c. 403]: On 1 April 1980, seven permanent secretaries, 16 deputy secretaries, 54 under secretaries and 142 assistant secretaries were in post in the Treasury, Customs, Inland Revenue and Department for National Savings. I regret that I cannot say at this stage what the numbers are expected to be in each of these grades in future years. But reductions in the size of the Civil Service will include a proportionate saving in senior posts.