HC Deb 18 April 1980 vol 982 c744W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the proposed reductions in the number of civil servants employed in his Department; and what reductions so far have been carried out.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

Between 1 May 1979 and 1 April 1980 the number of permanent staff in the Welsh Office fell by 132 (or around 5 per cent.) to 2,481. Further staffing reductions equivalent to about 7 per cent. in financial terms and about 160 in staffing terms are envisaged by 1982–83, although it is not possible to give a precise staffing figure. This will depend upon the balance of the grades affected by the reductions.

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