§ Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civil servants are employed in his Department; what are their average weekly working hours, and how many are(a) on flexitime, (b) on job-sharing schemes, (c) on a four-day working week or nine-day fortnight and (d) able to retire with full pension rights at 60 years.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
The number of United Kingdom-based civilian staff employed by the Ministry of Defence on 1 January 1988 was 146,814, comprised of 87,650 full-time and 1,816 part-time non-industrial staff and 55,101 full-time and 2,247 part-time industrial staff. Data relating to the other information requested are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.