HC Deb 20 February 1975 vol 886 cc470-1W
Mr. Gow

asked the Lord President of the Council 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. Edward Short

The figures are as follows:

1st January 1975 45
1st January 1974 34
1st January 1973 32
1st January 1972 32