Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Departmental Senior Officers.

12.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state in respect of 1st January, 1971, the number of assistant departmental secretaries, principal officers and assistant principal officers in the Civil Service.

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in a tabular statement which, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to have circulated with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Grade

Number in Grade

Assistant Secretary

60

Principal

189

Assistant Principal

382

The figures are taken from the Civil Service Census which relates to the first working day of the calendar year.