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Civil Service

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons were employed in the Civil Service at the most recent available date in Scotland and the United Kingdom, respectively; and what were the comparable figures for the same date in 1979.

The following table shows the staff of the Home Civil Service and the diplomatic service employed in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom in January 1979 and January 1985. Staff of the Northern Ireland Civil Service are excluded.

Civil servants in Scotland and elsewhere in the United Kingdom*

January 1979

January 1985

Scotland70,800

64,700

Elsewhere662,400

554,900

TOTAL UNITED KINGDOM733,200

619,600

* Full-time equivalents.

Figures are provisional at present.