§ Ms. Richardson
To ask the Prime Minister how many whole-time equivalent civil servants are currently employed; and how many whole-time equivalent workplace nursery places are currently provided for children of civil servants.
§ The Prime Minister
On 1 October 1989, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 565,075 whole-time civil servants. On 20 March this year the Department of Social Security opened a workplace nursery in Hertford which offers 12 whole-time places. Six more nurseries are expected to open later this year.