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Work Study Volume 28 Issue 6

Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Article publication date: 1 June 1979



BY one of those strange coincidences that really happen occasionally there appears in two different places and by two different writers in the current issue of State Service (the official journal of the Institution of Professional Civil Servants) almost the same wording, certainly the same line of reasoning. Says the General Secretary William McCall, “The size of the Civil Service depends on the work that Parliament and the Government asks it to do.” Elsewhere (and to be fair, his article is a reprint of views he published else‐where and some time before the other) Press Officer Jimmy O'Dea is quoted: “… the number of civil servants is directly determined by the amount of work Parliament decrees must be done…”


(1979), "Work Study Volume 28 Issue 6", Work Study, Vol. 28 No. 6, pp. 3-46.




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