§ Mr. Hamling
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the number of nonindustrial civil servants employed on 1st March in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. David Howell
492,510 on 1st March, 1970, and 500,250 on 1st March, 1971. Figures for 1st March, 1972, are not available centrally. As I stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Dorking (Sir G. Sinclair) on 9th November, 1971, detailed information about the number of civil servants in post are now announced quarterly. The figures for 1st January, 1972, were provided on 9th February, 1972, in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham, South (Mr. Fowler).—[Vol. 825, c. 130–40 Vol. 830, c. 383–92]