HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 c426W
Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many civil servants there were on the latest date for which information is available; and how this compares with the total number on 1st October 1964 and 1st July 1970.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

The following were the total numbers of civil servants on the dates indicated:—

1st October 1964 654,981
1st July 1970 701,790
1st January 1974 694,384