HC Deb 20 April 1983 vol 41 c101W
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
* Includes Administration, Economist, Statistician and Information Officer groups; Inland Revenue grades and DHSS local officer grades are also included.

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