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Departmental Staff

Volume 204: debated on Friday 28 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a table showing the number of (a) men and (b) women in his Department in each of grades (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3, (iv) 4, (v) 5, (vi) 6, (vii) 7, (viii) SEO, (ix) HEO, (x) administrative trainee, (xi) EO, (xii) CO and (xiii) CA.

The following full-time equivalent numbers of men and women in grade level equivalents grade 1 to AA were employed in the Ministry of Defence on 1 April 1991:

Grade 14·04·0
Grade 211·011·0
Grade 363·01·064·0
Grade 431·031·0
Grade 5370·012·0382·0
Grade 6832·013·0845·0
Grade 73,079·0131·03,210·0
EO (Note 1)18,050·04,153·522,203·5
AO (Note 2)10,416·513,566·523,983·0
AA (Note 2)2,587·010,352·512,939·5
Note 1. Five male administration trainees are included in the EO grade level equivalent figures.Note 2. Formerly titled CO and CA respectively.
Rates of military salary Percentage increase in pay
Financial year to financial year
1975–76 to 1979–801979–80 to 1985–861985–86 to 1991–92
Military salary: all ranks74·268·459·3
Senior officers (Major General and above)40·691·263·3

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total number of employees in his Department; and how many are (b) black and (b) disabled.

The information as at 1 January 1992, based on voluntary surveys, is:

Total staff (industrial and non-industrial)133,158
Total Respondents to ethnic minority survey111,118
Self-identified ethnic minority staff2,041
Registered Disabled staff1,164