HC Deb 04 July 1975 vol 894 c591W
Mr. Kelley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the number of civil servants and local government officers per 100,000 inhabitants of the various member States of the EEC.

Mr. Hattersley,

pursuant to the reply [Official Report, 18th June 1975; Vol. 893, c. 462], gave the following information:

Pursuant to my right hon. Friend the Minister of State's reply the following are the numbers:

Belgium 2,500
Denmark 1,600
France 3,600
Germany 4,100
Ireland 2,500
Italy 1,250
Luxembourg 570
Netherlands 2,200
United Kingdom 2,900

These figures are necessarily an approximation because of the lack of a definition of what precisely constitutes a civil servant in different EEC countries. The figures exclude the armed forces, teachers, police and employees of State enterprises where these groups are readily identifiable.