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Information Technology

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the professional information technology staff in the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, respectively, including programmers, systems analysts and managers, are based in London and the south east.

In the Inland Revenue, 25 per cent. of the professional information technology staff are based in London and the south-east.At 16 December 1987, 98 per cent. of the professional information technology staff employed in Customs and Excise were based in London and the south-east.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the trainees for professional information technology posts within the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, respectively, are (a) female and (b) more than 30 years of age.

In the Inland Revenue, 35 per cent. of the trainees for professional information technology posts are women. Of these women trainees, 29 per cent. are more than 30 years of age.At 16 December 1987 20 per cent. of the trainee professional information technology staff employed in Customs and Excise were women, 8 per cent. were women more than 30 years of age and 26 per cent. of all trainees were more than 30 years of age.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the professional information technology staff in the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, respectively, including programmers, systems analysts and managers, are (a) female and (b) more than 30 years of age.

In the Inland Revenue 25 per cent. of the 1,250 professional information technology staff are women; 14 per cent. of the women are more than 30 years of age and 67 per cent. of all the staff are more than 30 years of age.At 16 December 1987, 17 per cent. of all professional information technology staff employed in Customs and Excise were women, 9 per cent. were women more than 30 years of age and 68 per cent. of all staff were more than 30 years of age.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many professional level information technology staff are employed by the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, respectively, including programmers, systems analysts and managers, and how many trainees there are for such posts.

The Inland Revenue employs approximately 1,250 professional level information technology staff at the levels of executive officer to unified grade 3. Of these approximately 250 are trainees.

At 16 December 1987 Customs and Excise employed 467 professional information technology staff, of which 50 were trainees.