§ 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, 231W 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.