§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff have been dismissed from the Civil Service in each of the last five years; and what proportion of the total staff in post this represented in each year. 
§ Mr. Stringer
The numbers of staff dismissed from the non-industrial Civil Service over the last five years and the proportions of total staff are as follows. The figures cover dismissals and discharges on inefficiency or disciplinary grounds.
Year of staff Number of staff dismissed/discharged Proportion (percentage) 1994–95 880 0.2 1995–96 750 0.2 1996–97 870 0.2 1997–98 650 0.1 1998–99 594 0.1