HC Deb 09 November 1955 vol 545 c192W
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