HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 c531W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what proposals he has for the future of the Civil Service recruitment ban.

Mr. Channon

The general ban on Civil Service recruitment will not be renewed at the end of the initial three-month period on 22 August, but Government Departments will continue to restrict recruitment to the extent necessary to achieve as a minimum the reductions required by the revised cash limits announced on 26 June. In addition, as I announced in answer to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Totnes (Mr. Mawby) on 11 June, the Government are conducting a radical review with the object of making further savings in the size and cost of the Civil Service over the next few years and this will affect future recruitment levels.