HC Deb 30 April 1970 vol 800 c384W
65. Mr. Onslow

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will publish in the Official Report an analysis, by Departments, of the increases and decreases in the number of non-industrial civil servants which have been forecast for the year beginning April, 1970.

Mr. Shore:

Yes. The increase of 7,500 in the total non-industrial manpower ceiling from a base at 1st April. 1970 of 496,500, as announced by my right hon. Friend on 14th April, reflects the following changes in the corresponding Depart. mental ceilings. The figures take into account the effect of the machinery of government changes in October, 1969, and the establishment of the Department for National Savings and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on 1st October, 1969.

Departments with increases of 100 or more:
Agriculture 140
Civil Service Department 170
Customs and Excise 170
Employment and Productivity 1,050
General Register Office 130
Health and Social Security 920
Home Office 1,150
Inland Revenue 2,650
Land Registry 150
Museums and Galleries 170
National Savings 690
Public Buildings and Works 180
Scottish Office 270
Supreme Court 100
Trade 400
Transport* 250
Other Departments 370
Total increases 8,960
Defence 1,020
Other Departments 440
Total decreases 1,460
Net increase 7,500
*In addition there will be a transfer of about 1,300 staff in Local Taxation Offices whose functions are transferred to the Ministry in consequence of the Vehicle and Driving Licences Act 1969.

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