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Departmental Staff

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civil servants are employed in his Department; what are their average weekly working hours, and how many are (a) on flexitime, (b) on job-sharing schemes, (c) on a four-day working week or nine-day fortnight and (d) able to retire with full pension rights at 60 years.

The number of United Kingdom-based civilian staff employed by the Ministry of Defence on 1 January 1988 was 146,814, comprised of 87,650 full-time and 1,816 part-time non-industrial staff and 55,101 full-time and 2,247 part-time industrial staff. Data relating to the other information requested are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.