HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 c369W
Mr. Kimball

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will arrange for the Central Statistical Office so to set out the tables relating to non-industrial civil servants, as published in the Annual Abstract of Statistics and in the monthly digest of statistics, that it is possible to compare the statistics of Departments in the Abstract and those in the Digest, and also to provide additional categories in place of the present groupings.

Mr. David Howell

The table in the Annual Abstract gives statistics for the principal Departments grouped on a functional basis. The table in the Monthly Digest gives statistics for the 11 major Departments employing between 85 and 90 per cent. of all non-industrial civil servants. Comparability is maintained in so far as this is possible when there are changes in departmental responsibility.