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Waste Management

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many civil servants of each grade are employed by (a) the Waste Management Division and (b) the Waste Strategy Division within his Department. (132270)

The number of staff employed in the two divisions as at 31 March 2007 was as follows:

Grade equivalent

Waste management

Waste strategy

AO

5

3

EO

7

9

HEO

12

9

SEO

1

4

Grade 7

6

5

Grade 6

0

1

SCS

1

1

Total

32

32

The numbers shown are a headcount and exclude inwardly seconded staff.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the job title is of each staff position in (a) the Waste Management Division and (b) the Waste Strategy Division within his Department. (132272)

Job titles for staff in DEFRA’s Waste Management and Strategy Divisions are as follows:

Waste Management Division

SCS Deputy Director, Head of Waste Management Division

Personal Secretary to the Head of Division

Grade 7 Head of Waste Management Licensing Unit

2 HEO Policy advisers

EO Policy adviser

AO Administrator

Grade 7 Head of Fly-tipping Strategy Unit

SEO Policy adviser

2 HEO Policy advisers

EO Policy adviser

AO Administrator

Seconded Policy adviser

Grade 7 Head of Hazardous Waste Unit

SEO Policy adviser (post vacant)

2 HEO Policy advisers

2 EO Policy advisers

AO Administrator

Seconded Policy adviser

Grade 7 Head of Producer Responsibility Unit

4 HEO Policy advisers

2 EO Policy advisers

AO Administrator

Grade 7 Head of Waste Framework Directive Unit

2 HEO Policy advisers (1 post vacant)

EO Policy adviser

Grade 7 Head of Permitting Development Unit

HEO Policy adviser

Waste Strategy Division

SCS Head of Waste Strategy Division

Personal Secretary to Head of Division

G7 Team leader of Waste Policy and Processes Branch

3 HEO Policy advisers

2 EO Policy advisers

Grade 6 Team Leader of Waste Strategy review Branch

SEO Project Manager and Policy adviser

HEO Policy adviser

2 EO Policy advisers

Grade 7 Head of Local Authority Waste Funding and Governance Branch

2 SEO Policy advisers

HEO (D) Policy adviser

EO Policy adviser

AO Administrator

Grade 7 Head of Waste Evidence Branch

SPTO, Senior Waste Technical Officer

HEO Programme Officer (Vacant)

EO Project Officer (Vacant)

AO Administrator (shared between Waste Evidence Branch and Waste

Resources Branch)

Grade 7, Head of Waste and Resources Branch

HEO (D), Policy adviser

HEO Policy adviser

EO Policy adviser

Grade 7 Team Leader and Policy adviser, Local Authority Waste Performance

Branch

2 HEO Policy advisers

3 EO Policy advisers

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many scientists are employed by the (a) Waste Management Division and (b) Waste Strategy Division within his Department. (132274)

Official scientific capacity in these divisions resides in DEFRA’s Waste Evidence Branch (formerly the Waste Research Team).

There are two scientists in this team:

(i) the Head of Branch, a Grade 7, a Chartered Environmentalist and Waste Management Professional who holds a joint Honours BSc in Chemistry and Applied Zoology

(ii) the Senior Waste Technical Officer, a Senior Professional Technical Officer (SPTO), who holds a Master’s in Geography focusing on environment.

DEFRA is also supported on waste-related scientific and technical issues by the Environment Agency.