HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 c261W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were working in the National Health Service, local government, the Civil Service and nationalised industries in 1985; what was the total public expenditure on these services for the year; and if he will publish these numbers and costs both as a total and broken down between the four sectors mentioned.

Mr. MacGregor

Numbers employed (full-time equivalents) in the public sector at mid-1985 were as follows:

Revisions to 1985–86 cash limits resulting from the carry-forward of capital underspend in 1984–85 not being required: Voted cash limits
Class Vote Accounting Department Description of expenditure Current cash limit £000 Decrease £000 Revised cash limit £000
VI 4 Department of Transport Driver and vehicle licensing 105,229 284 104,945
XIII 9 Department for National Savings Economic and Financial administration 153,262 162 153,100
XIII 12 Her Majesty's Treasury Central management of the Civil Service: computers and telecommunications 17,137 180 16,957
XVI 1 Welsh Office Civil defence, tourism, roads and transport,

housing, other environmental services,

education and science, arts and libraries,

and centrally funded health and personal

social services, Wales

191,252 4,793 186,459
SO/LA1 Scottish Office Capital expenditure in Scotland by local

authorities on roads and transport, water

and sewerage, general services, urban

programme, police and social work,

schools, further education and teacher training

415,749 5,359 410,390

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