§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many civil servants are employed (a) in his Department and (b) in the Manpower Services Commission; and what was the figure 12 months ago.
§ Mr. Waddington
The numbers of permanent staff employed by my Department and by the Manpower Services Commission at 1 January 1981 and 1 January 1980 were as follows:
1 January 1981 1 January 1980 (a) Department of Employment Group 52,120½ 51,380 (b) Manpower Services Commission (included above) 23,671½ 25,367½