HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 cc61-2W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence by how many the number of civil servants has been increased or decreased in the current financial year to date; and if he will give a breakdown of the principal categories affected.

Mr. Pym

During the period 1 April to 1 October 1980, the number of United Kingdom based civil servants employed by the Ministry of Defence (including the Royal Ordnance factories) decreased by 4,554, comprising 2,493 non-industrials and 2,061 industrials. In addition, the number of locally-engaged civilians employed overseas reduced by 500.