Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th May 1987.

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Photo of Mr Richard Luce Mr Richard Luce , Shoreham 12:00 am, 11th May 1987

I think that the commission goes out of its way to get across to all sections of the community the opportunities available in the Civil Service. On my hon. Friend's last question, he will be interested to note that the proportion of Oxbridge graduates who enter the highflying part of the Civil Service decreased from 75 per cent. in 1982 to 46 per cent. in 1986. That indicates that we are getting an intake of civil servants from a much wider background than previously.