§ Lord Stoddart of Swindon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many men and how many women are at present employed in the United Kingdom by the non-industrial Civil Service. [HL107]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
At 1 April 1998 the Home Civil Service and the Diplomatic Service employed 220,000 male and 231,000 female permanent non-industrial staff. These figures are on a headcount basis, i.e. part-time staff count as one person.
Figures for the Northern Ireland Civil Service, legally a distinct and separate Civil Service for which personnel statistics are compiled by the Department of Finance and Personnel in Belfast, are 14,000 male and 13,000 female.
Figures for the Forestry Commission, which is also legally a distinct Civil Service, are 1,000 male and 1,000 female.
These figures do not include some 17,000 casual non-industrial staff for whom no gender breakdown is available. They do, however, include some 6,000 staff employed overseas.