HC Deb 06 November 1980 vol 991 c666W
Mr. Hordern

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many people were employed in the Civil Service on 1 June 1960, 1 June 1970 and 1 June 1980.

Mr. Channon

Figures are not available centrally for Civil Service staff in post on 1 June in any year. The position at 1 July in each of the years specified was as follows:

Staff in post
1960 639,900
1970 701,800
1980 700,200
Notes: Post Office, Forestry Commission, Development Commission and Agricultural Research Council are excluded throughout. Part time staff are counted as half units.