HC Deb 10 March 1976 vol 907 cc230-1W
Mr. Nicholas Edwards

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many people were employed in the Civil Service as Permanent Secretaries, Second Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, Under-Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries on 1st April 1975 and at the latest available date.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The numbers in post in the Home Civil Service on 1st April 1975 and 1st January 1976 were:

1st April 1975 1st Jan. 1976
Permanent Secretary Second Permanent 26 26
Secretary 16 18
Deputy Secretary 150 149
Under-Secretary 577 596
Assistant Secretary 1,202 *
*Information on the numbers in this grade is collected annually each April. The 1st April 1975 figure is, therefore, the latest available.