HC Deb 26 February 1975 vol 887 c149W
Mr. Gow

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

Mr. Alec Jones

The figures are as follows:

1st January1975 86,707
1st January 1974 80,940
1st January 1973 76,537
1st January 1972 74,549