§ 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 99W 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.