HC Deb 27 February 1987 vol 111 cc426-7W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Prime Minister what was the number of persons, full and part-time (a) in the Civil Service and (b) in local government in the United Kingdom for the years 1979, 1984,1985 and 1986; and, in each case, what was the reduction of persons employed in percentage terms and numerically.

The Prime Minister

The figures are as follows (thousands):

received any new information in the past 10 months about the uses to which plutonium produced by the reprocessing of spent fuel from any British civil reactor was put under previous Administrations and in particular about whether such plutonium has ever been used for a nuclear weapons programme.

The Prime Minister

I have nothing to add to the replies I gave to the hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith) of 15 April,Official Report, column 330, and 18 April 1986, Official Report, column 525.