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Data Protection

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Prime Minister what steps are taken to ensure that Ministers have sufficient contact with the Data Protection Registrar during the design stage of major Government computer projects which process large volumes of personal data.

Civil Servants in Great Britain
1 January datesFull-time1Part-timeTotal Civil Service as a percentage of
2(i) the employed labour force3(ii) working population
1970686,60028,1002·92·9
1971690,10026,2003·02·9
1972688,10027,6003·02·9
1973679,90025,5002·92·8
1974680,80027,1002·92·8
1975679,50028,8002·92·8
1976729,20031,8003·13·0
1977730,60031,1003·13·0
1978722,90030,1003·12·9
1979718,40029,6003·02·9
1980693,20028,8002·92·8
1981681,40027,3002·92·7
1982662,80025,2002·92·6
1983641,20022,7002·92·5
1984622,00021,2002·82·4
1985608,90021,3002·62·3
1986584,20024,7002·52·2
1987585,70027,5002·52·2
1 Part-time staff are shown as whole units and are treated as such in the calculation of the column of percentages. The more usual practice for Civil Service manpower counts and targets is to treat them as half units.
2 Figures for the employed labour force include employees, the self-employed and members of Her Majesty's Forces but exclude the unemployed. For all years Department of Employment estimates for the previous mid-December dates have been used.
3 Figures for the working population represent the employed labour force plus the unemployed. Estimates for the previous mid-December dates have been used.

Note:

Machinery of Government changes affect the comparability of figures throughout the period shown. Details are given in the 1986 and earlier editions of Civil Service Statistics, copies of which are available in the House of Commons Library.

Sources: Her Majesty's Treasury's Records; Department of Employment.