§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT as much detailed information as may be readily available giving the rise and/or fall in the number of civil servants as at 18th 466W June, 1971, compared with 18th June, 1970; and what were the reasons for the change in these figures.
§ Mr. David Howell
I would refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Tynemouth (Dame Irene Ward) on 3rd March and to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Ives (Mr. Nott) on 28th May. There has been no significant change since then.—[Vol. 812, c. 469–470; Vol. 818, c. 238–240.]