HC Deb 21 February 1975 vol 886 c556W
Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science 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. Prentice

The figures are as follows:

January 1975 2,887
January 1974 2,915
January, 1973 3,236
January 1972 3,245