HC Deb 12 July 2000 vol 353 c604W
17. Mr. Peter Atkinson

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will make a statement on the recent increase in the number of civil servants. [128665]

Mr. Stringer

Civil Service numbers rose by nearly 1 per cent. in the year to October 1999. Much of this increase is in front line jobs delivering the better public services to which the Government are committed.