HC Deb 25 February 1975 vol 887 c99W
Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment 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. Crosland

The following is the information: 1st January 1975, 69,664; 1st January 1974, 69,326; 1st January 1973, 69,919; 1st January 1972, 70,248.