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Personal Secretaries

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many officers of the rank of assistant secretary and below are entitled to a personal secretary ; and how many do not have a secretary because of staff shortages or for other reasons.

Allocation of personal secretaries—or secretarial assistance—is made according to need. No central records are kept of the numbers of officers of the rank of assistant secretary and below who have need of such assistance.