§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many civil servants, permanent and temporary, there were in 1939, before the war; what was the peak number during the war; and what was the number at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
On 1st April, 1939, the number of whole-time non-industrial civil servants was 374,301; the peak number during the war was 692,578 on 1st July, 1943; and the number on 1st July, 1945 (the latest date for which figures are available) was 666,981, a decrease from the peak figure of 25,597. If part-timers are added on the basis of counting two part-timers as equivalent to one whole-timer, the figures are:—
1st April, 1939 399,599 1st July, 1943 730,625 1st July, 1945 715,346