HC Deb 24 February 1975 vol 887 c5W
Mr. Gow

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

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The figures are as follows:

1st January 1975 30,288(a)
1st January 1974 28,261
1st January 1973 28,462(b)
1st January 1972 27,254

Notes (a) the 1st January 1975 figure includes 348 staff transferred to the Home Office from the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications;

(b) the 1st January 1973 figure includes 744 staff employed in the former Carlisle and District State Management Scheme.

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