§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what are the totals of 663W administrative personnel employed in Government Ministries in the current year and in 1979.
§ Mr. Channon
Total administrative personnel in post in the Home Civil Service are given below:
1 January 1979 345,000 1 January 1980 330,000
1. The 1st January 1980 figures are provisional.
2. Diplomatic Service staff are excluded.
3. The numbers of administrative personnel shown comprises the administration group local officers I and II in the social security category. Inland Revenue collection service and chief inspector's branch grades, and the open structure.
4. Part-timers are counted as half units.