HC Deb 02 May 1952 vol 499 c126W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of staff employed in each Government Department on 1st November. 1951: and at the latest convenient stated date.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I regret that I have no record of the number of civil servants in post on 1st November. 1951. Returns of their staffs are made by Departments on the first day of each quarter only. Departmental figures for 1st October, 1951, were published as a Cmd. 8406 and those for 1st January, 1952, as Cmd. 8482. I hope to present to the House detailed figures for 1st April, 1952, in a few days' time.