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Departmental Manpower

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) men and (b) women of each Civil Service grade are employed by his Department. (172728)

The Department employs 784 staff in a wide variety of roles. It was formed as part of the 28 June 2007 machinery of government changes, taking in staff from the former Department for Education and Skills and Department of Trade and Industry. The following table sets out the numbers and proportions of men and women now employed in each of the general salary bands (percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number):

Grade

(a) men

Proportion men (percentage)

(b) women

Proportion women (percentage)

Total

Administrative Assistant

1

0

0

0

1

Administrative Officer

37

5

44

6

81

Executive Officer (EO) and equivalents

45

6

74

9

119

Higher Executive Officer (HEO) and equivalents

92

12

127

16

219

Senior Executive Officer (SEO) and equivalents

64

8

51

7

115

Grade 7 and equivalents

85

11

75

10

160

Grade 6

24

3

17

2

41

Senior Civil Service (SCS)

33

4

13

2

46

Special Adviser

1

0

1

0

1

DIUS Total

382

49

402

51

784