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Civil Service

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many jobs under the remit of his Department in (a) the core Department, (b) non-departmental public bodies, (c) executive agencies and (d) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by his Department and other such organisations, are located in (i) Scotland, (ii) each region in England, (iii) Wales, (iv) Northern Ireland and (v) overseas, broken down by (A) whole-time equivalent jobs and (B) the percentage per individual department, body or organisation. [127310]

In response to parts (a) and (c), I refer the hon. Member to Table D of the annual publication "Civil Service Statistics", which covers permanent staff numbers (FTE basis) for each Government Department and their respective executive agencies. Table D shows civil servants by regional distribution.

Copies of the publication are available in the Libraries of the Houses. The last edition, based on April 2001 data, was published in June 2002. The next edition, based on April 2002 data, was published on 24 July 2003.

Alternatively, this information is available at the following address on the Cabinet Office Statistics website:

In response to part (b) Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Executive NDPBs.

Audit Commission for local authorities and the NHS in England and Wales

Government Office region

Whole-time equivalents


South East27010.6
South West37814.9
West Midlands1897.4
East Midlands1455.7
North East1054.1
North West27911
Yorkshire and Humber2499.8

Castle Vale Housing Action Trust

79 posts all in West Midlands Region

English Partnerships



South East14633.3
North East7817.8
North West11225.5
West Midlands173.9

Housing Corporation



East Midlands58.2610.2
Yorkshire and Humberside41.167.2
North West61.1010.7
South West42.747.5
West Midlands40.747.2

Liverpool Housing Action Trust

79 posts all based in North-West Region

Standards Board for England

96 posts based in London (96 per cent.), 4 people based in Yorkshire and Humberside—4 per cent.

Stonebridge Housing Action Trust

74 posts all based in London Region

Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust

12 posts all based in London Region

In response to part (d) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Residential Property Tribunal Service

83 whole time equivalents (a regional breakdown is problematic as the Rent Assessment Panel areas do not correspond with the Government Office regions)

Valuation Tribunals



East Midlands117
North East107
North West2114
South East1712
South West16.511
West Midlands1711
Yorkshire and Humberside139

Parliamentary Boundary Commission for England

15 posts, all full-time and all based in London

Parliamentary Boundary Commission for Wales

3.6 whole-time equivalent posts and all based in Wales

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's other financially sponsored bodies




East of England231.2
East Midlands25713.5
North East1015.3
North West53528.1
South East995.2
South West552.9
West Midlands31816.7
Yorkshire and the Humber25313.3
(i) Wales985.7
(ii) Northern Ireland221.1


The figures are for headcount not whole-time equivalent jobs

LEASE (The Leasehold Advisory Service)

12 whole time equivalent posts all based in London