HC Deb 20 February 1975 vol 886 c479W
Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many civil servants were employed in his Department on 1st January 1975 and on the same date in each of the three preceding years.

Mr. William Rodgers

The numbers of United Kingdom-based civil servants employed by the Ministry of Defence on the dates specified were as follows:

1st January 1975 266,470
1st January 1974 267,890
1st January 1973 270,225
1st January 1972 279,279