HC Deb 06 November 1978 vol 957 c23W
35. Mr. Tim Renton

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the estimated total number of civil servants at the end of 1978 compared with the end of 1977.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

At the latest date for which figures are available, 1st October 1978, there were 731,600 civil servants in post. No significant change in that level is expected by the end of the year. The corresponding figure for 1st January 1978 was 738,000, giving a reduction to date of 6,400.