§ 45. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants are employed in Southend.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
On 1 October 1982, the latest date for which figures are available, around 4,500 non-industrial civil servants were employed in Southend. Information on the number of industrial civil servants in Southend is not kept centrally.
§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reduction has been made in the total number of civil servants between May 1979 and 31 March 1983; and how these figures divide between the three main grades in the Civil Service.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Staff in post figures for 1 April 1983 are not yet available. Between 1 April 1979 and 1 January 1983, the latest date for which figures are available, the number of civil servants fell by 79,800. A breakdown of the reduction by categories is available only up to October 1982 and figures for the main categories are included in the following table:
Reduction to 1 October 1982 General category and related grades* 29,100 Professional and technology category 5,300 Science category 1,600 Other non-industrial 8,800 Industrial 32,500 Total 77,300 Note: * Includes Administration, Economist, Statistician and Information Officer groups; Inland Revenue grades and DHSS local officer grades are also included.