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Civil Service And Quango Jobs

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1997

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil service and quango jobs are in towns and cities in Scotland with populations above 40,000. [15933]

The full-time equivalent numbers of permanent and casual civil servants in each town or city at 1 July 1997, and of employees of executive non-departmental public bodies at 1 April 1997, are shown in the following table:

Town/city Population 1991 Census)Civil servants (July 1997)Staff of executive NDPBs (April 1997)
Glasgow663,0009,9702,020
Edinburgh402,0009,6803,650
Aberdeen190,0001,400540
Dundee160,000810340
Paisley176,0005600
East Kilbride70,0002,4300
Dunfermline55,0001,4400
Greenock150,0006500
Hamilton50,0001500
Cumbernauld49,0001,4200
Ayr148,000630140
Kirkcaldy47,0001900
Kilmarnock44,000800
Coatbridge144,0001500
Livingston142,0006600
Perth41,0009400
Inverness41,000720440
1 The number of civil servants shown are those in the respective local authority areas: Renfrew (Paisley), Inverclyde (Greenock), Kyle and Carrick (Ayr), Monklands (Coatbridge), and West Lothian (Livingston).