HC Deb 24 February 1992 vol 204 c365W
Mr. Carrington

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress is being made to reduce the number of civil servants.

Mr. Maples

I refer my hon. Friend to table 4.13 of the "Statistical Supplement to the 1991 Autumn Statement", Cm. 1920, presented to the House last month, which shows that civil service manpower fell by 171,000 between 1978–79 and 1991–92.