HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 cc662-3W
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 first half of 1973 are not yet available.

1968 35,271
1969 47,114
1970 45,986
1971 43,472
1972 37,343