HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c665W
Mr. Milan

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many economists were in post in the Government Economic Service at the latest available date; and if he will give a breakdown by departments.

Mr. Channon

The information in respect of central Government Departments is set out in the following table:

Staff in post* in the Government Economic Service† at 1 July 1980.
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food 24
Department of Employment Group 39
Department of Energy 20
Department of the Environment 65
Office of Fair Trading 11
Department of Health and Social Security 19
Department of Industry 43
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 11
Overseas Development Adminstration 37
Scottish Office 26
Treasury 65
Other Departments 24
Total 384

Note * The staff-in-post figures are provisional and are expressed as full-time equivalents.

† Government Economic Service includes staff in economic posts at open structure levels but excludes some members of the economist group who are not currently engaged on economic work.

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