§ Mr. David Mitchell
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what was the number of civil servants leaving the Civil Service before retirement age in order to take up employment elsewhere for the years 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, and pro rata for 1973.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
I regret to say that the information in the form requested by my hon. Friend is not available. The following table, based on reports to the Civil Service Central Staff Record, gives information about the losses of non-industrial staff since 1968 for all reasons 663W first half of 1973 are not yet available.
1968 35,271 1969 47,114 1970 45,986 1971 43,472 1972 37,343