HC Deb 24 October 1972 vol 843 cc228-9W
Mr. Stallard

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total number of employees in Government employment; and what were the figures for 1970 and 1971.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

I have been asked to reply.

The number of civil servants in post on 1st July, 1972, was 689,050 as compared with 701,790 on 1st July, 1970, and 697,160 on 1st July, 1971.