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Civil Servants

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in the Office in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 or over.[119811]

Entrants 2 April 1997 to 1 April 2002 by Department and age (permanent staff)
1997–981998–991999–2000
50+OtherTotal50+OtherTotal50+OtherTotal
COI865734444815455
Security and Intelligence Services868761523925415272287
DCMS10931036424834144
MOD1,4597,4508,9091,3336,0687,4011,2867,1018,387
DfES101031132923326241475516
Ofsted328316323866773
Defra76747823869161,00280721801
Home Office42487529537608131461,5591,705
Charity Commission529341303135659
HM Prison Service3523,4003,7523012,8383,1392942,8453,139
DfID241435788377279
Crown Prosecution Service153123271635537116345361
Legal Secretariat112055112
Treasury Solicitors124254313535558
LCD1495677161749731,1472061,2891,495
HM Land Registry143443581633034621342363
Public Record Office1231437313865359
DTI493894386650255847585632
ACAS0232300054348
ECGD3212407713031
Office of Fair Trading2232532225011
OFGAS01212232343102105
OFER217190212101616
OFGEM000000000
DTLR7680387979900979901,3131,403
Health and Safety Executive81341421118920017253270
OFWAT00000022628
OS7110117110710838790
HM Treasury251531484903737
National Investment and Loans Office011000000
OGC15601616033
Customs and Excise741,1531,2273858662431573604
GAD0111121517011
Inland Revenue3023,1463,4484074,1854,5925976,2536,850
DNS212140101012122
ONS241221462016518521169190

The figures for the Cabinet Office, based on headcount for the number of permanent staff, are as follows:

50+OtherTotal
1997–98147690
1998–99196281
1999–200020129149
2000–0128149177
2001–0224153177
The figures shown in the following tables represent the data reported to Mandate during the years from 1997–98 to 2001–02, based on headcount, for the number of permanent staff in each department. The figures shown are the overall figures for Departments including any Departmental Agencies. The Tables will also be placed in the Libraries of the House.The Mandate database consists of data collected electronically from Departments and agencies and covers about 98 per cent. of civil servants in Great Britain. Some Departments and agencies are unable to supply data to Mandate for technical reasons and provide summary data instead.The figures are based on the Departments as they were after the structural changes made following the 2001 election.

Entrants 2 April 1997 to 1 April 2002 by Department and age (permanent staff)

1997–98

1998–99

1999–2000

50+

Other

Total

50+

Other

Total

50+

Other

Total

Registry of Friendly Societies055055088
Royal Mint05353361641101102
DWP5005,5646,06496811,52412,4921,27413,95915,233
Northern Ireland Office111120191921921
Privy Council Office000011022
Scottish Executive66706772799881,06761774835
Crown Office and PFS345483515412117129
General Register Office [Scotland]0550131311011
National Archive for Scotland000481231417
Office SOS for Scotland000000022
Welsh Office659652111013130267297
OHMCI15627931518
Wales Office000000000

2000–01

2001–02

50+

Other

Total

50+

Other

Total

COI8596735356
Security and Intelligence Services1826228013223236
DCMS6465235053
MOD1,3076,1597,4661,1575,0506,207
DfES4446250636323359
Ofsted15809569347416
Defra1321,1101,24279857936
Home Office2483,4183,6662062,1342,340
Charity Commission5677255560
HM Prison Service2962,1792,47535724712,828
DfID794101992101
Crown Prosecution Service1826027870907977
Legal Secretariat000224
Treasury Solicitors2485038891
LCD4421,1771,6192421,1491,391
HM Land Registry2336038339550589
Public Record Office11839498796
DTI110666776112843955
ACAS11344592837
ECGD1454631821
Office of Fair Trading000000
OFGAS000000
OFER000000
OFGEM4495325153
DTLR1218619821401,0461,186
Health and Safety Executive1627929530381411
OFWAT6455123941
OS131251385104109
HM Treasury00045559
National Investment and Loans Office000033
OGC000000
Customs and Excise491,0671,116449901,034
GAD2131521214
Inland Revenue4324,2594,6915414,6595,200
DNS1343512324
ONS4041045021259280
Registry of Friendly Societies000000
Royal Mint27476178
DWP9698,7299,6981,90216,52318,425
Northern Ireland Office4555922426
Privy Council Office1123912
Scottish Executive52686738779631,040
Crown Office and PFS710811514134148
General Register Office [Scotland]5141901010
National Archive for Scotland5152011516
Office SOS for Scotland1131411112
Welsh Office4435439833195228
OHMCI1123811
Wales Office022000