§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current number of civil servants in his Department; and what was the total number in the equivalent Departments in 1964 and the percentage increase or decrease between the two dates.
§ Mr. John Silkin
72,864. The total number in 1964 is not readily available, but the total number in the equivalent Departments in January 1965 was 71,241; an increase of 2.3 per cent.