HC Deb 24 February 1975 vol 887 cc31-2W
Mr. Gow

asked the Attorney-General how many civil servants were employed in the Lord Chancellor's Department and in his Department on 1st January 1975 and on the same date in each of the three preceding years.

The Solicitor-General

The figures for my noble and learned Friend's Department are: —

1st January 1975 9,599
1st January 1974 9,342
1st January 1973 9,311
1st January 1972 8,852

These figures do not include holders of judicial office or staff in the Public Trustee and Public Record Offices and the Land Registry.

The figures for the Law Officers' Department are:—

1st January 1975 21
1st January 1974 20
1st January 1973 19
1st January 1972 16