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Treasury (Manpower)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are currently employed in the Treasury; how many of these are first division civil servants; and, of these, how many have any personal experience of industry, commerce or banking.

At 1 November 1981, 1,009 people were employed in the Treasury. Of these 195 were in the grades of principal up to permanent secretary—or professional equivalents—of whom 38 have had personal experience of industry commerce or banking. In addition, 16 Treasury staff are at present gaining such experience.