§ 78. Mr. Renton
asked the Minister of Defence what total number of non-industrial civil servants were employed by his Department and the three Service Departments at the latest date for which the figure is available; and what was the total number of Service personnel on that date.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
The number of non-industrial civil servants as at 1st October, 1955, was:
Ministry of Defence … 829 Admiralty … 33,538 War Office … 38,774 Air Ministry … 26,705 TOTAL … 99,846
The number of personnel in the three Services as at the same date was:
Royal Navy … 125,351 Army … 416,869 Royal Air Force … 247,631 TOTAL … 789,851