HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c86W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of those in employment are employed by central Government or agencies of central Government in terms of(a) numbers and (b) percentages for (i) full-time and (ii) part-time employment. [50630]

Mr. Kilfoyle

The numbers and proportions of full and part time UK employees and Civil Servants at the start of 1998 are set out in the following table:

All employees Civil Servants
employees Number Per cent.
Full-time 17,564,000 446,000 2.5
Part-time 5,816,000 59,000 1.0
Total 23,380,000 505,000 2.2


1. Civil Servant figures are on headcount basis and include both permanent and casual employees

2. Approximately 10,000 Civil Servants are located outside the United Kingdom. They are included in the Civil Service figures above

3. The Northern Ireland Civil Service is not included