§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants have been made redundant during 1979, 1980 and 1981.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
[pursuant to his reply, 9 February 1982, c. 324.]: There were 105 premature retirements on the grounds of redundancy from the non-industrial Home Civil Service during 1979, 245 in 1980 and—provisional estimate—730 in 1981. Figures for redundancies of industrial staff are not held centrally.