HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 c1661
18. Mr. Litterick

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many civil servants in each department of his office are now having deductions made from their wages under the terms of the Payment of Debt (Emergency Provisions) Act 1971.

The Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. James A. Dunn)

At 31st December 1977 there were 157 civil servants in the Northern Ireland Civil Service having deductions made from their wages or salaries. I shall, with permission, circulate a breakdown, by department, in the Official Report.

Mr. Litterick

I am grateful for that answer, but, in view of a recent answer given by my hon. Friend to the effect that his Department had no idea how many people were or had been engaged in politically-motivated rent and rates strikes, can he tell us how he knows how many, if any, of these 157 victims of unilateral powers were involved in such strikes?

Mr. Dunn

I regret that I still cannot give that information.

Following are the particulars:

Industrial Non-industrial
DOF (Finance) Nil 1
DANI (Agriculture) 38 Nil
DOC (Commerce) Nil 1
DENI (Education) Nil 2
DEO (Environment) 79 12
DHSS (Health and Social Services) Nil 13
DMS (Manpower Services) 2 9
119 38