HC Deb 10 November 1975 vol 899 c486W
Mr. Grist

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list for each of the last three years the number of civil servants in his Department who have been prematurely retired on grounds of (i) inefficiency, (ii) limted efficiency, (ii) redundancy and (iv) discipline, showing executive and administrative grades separately.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

No staff in the Administration Group—executive officer and above—have been prematurely retired for these reasons.

Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what legislative or policy factors he attributes the increase in non-industrial staff in Her Majesty's Treasury from 997 on 1st March 1974 to 1,119 on 1st July 1975.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

In-post numbers in March 1974 reflected a significant shortfall in clerical, secretarial, typing and other supporting staff owing to recruiting difficulties. The increase of 122 staff is mainly due to improved recruitment in these grades, including the replacement of agency typists, who are not included in Civil Service manpower figures by permanent staff.