HC Deb 07 February 1973 vol 850 cc98-9W
33. Sir G. Nabarro

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will state the manpower strength of the Civil Service at 31st December 1972; and what diminution has occurred since 30th June 1970 in quantum and percentum, respectively.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Figures for 31st December are not yet available. At 1st October 1972 the total number of civil servants was 690,985 and this represents a decrease of 10,805, or 1.5 per cent., since 1st July 1970.