§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Prime Minister if she will break down by Department the reductions in Civil Service numbers achieved in each year since 1979.
§ The Prime Minister
Figures can be obtained from the following documents:
- (i) 1982–83 and 1983–84: Annual Reports from the Treasury to the Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee:
- (ii) 1981–82: First Special Report of the Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee 1982–83 (House of Commons Paper No. 46);
- (iii) 1980–81: Seventh Report of the Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee 1980–81 (House of Commons Paper No. 423);
- (iv) 1979–80: Summaries of the Civil Service Quarterly Staff Returns. All these documents are available in the House of Commons Library. Figures for 1984–85 are not yet available.