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Northern Ireland (Civil Servants)

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 18 June 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants are employed by United Kingdom Government Departments in Northern Ireland.

On 1 January 1985, 5,167 staff of the Home Civil Service (Inland Revenue, Ministry of Defence, Customs and Excise, PSA, the Northern Ireland Office and small numbers of staff in other Departments) were employed in Northern Ireland.I understand from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland that on 1 January 1985, 26,005 Northern Ireland civil servants were employed in Northern Ireland in the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Departments, together with 3,068 staff of the Northern Ireland prison service.These figures relate to both industrial and non-industrial staff and are expressed as full-time equivalents.