§ Mr. James Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what were the total numbers of civil servants employed by the Ministry of Education and its subsidiary departments at the beginning of 1946, 1951, 1964, and at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Gordon Walker
Figures of the number of Civil Servants employed by the Ministry of Education on 1st January, 1946, and 1951 are not readily available, but on 1st April, 1946, and 1st April, 1951, the figures were 2,342 and 3,300 respectively. On 1st January, 1964, a total of 3,246 Civil Servants was employed. On 1st October, 1967, the Department of Education and Science, which has much wider responsibilities than the former Ministry, employed 4,300 Civil Servants.