HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 c22W
Mrs. Wise

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many Government employees come within his responsibility, and how many do not.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The Minister for the Civil Service has a range of responsibilities in relation to expenditure on remuneration for Civil Service staff employed by central Government Departments and in relation to their terms and conditions of employment. The number of Civil Service staff in post on 1st April 1978, the nearest available date, was 735,700. However, the responsibilities of the Minister for the Civil Service extend in certain matters beyond the boundaries of the Civil Service itself. In some cases he has certain responsibilities for manpower numbers or pay or grading questions. He also has responsibilities in relation to superannuation, for example approving pension schemes which affect many employees throughout the public service.