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Departmental Manpower

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which offices of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are outside London; how many staff were employed in each pay grade at each location on (i) 1 October 2001 and (ii) 1 April 2004; and how many are planned to be employed at each location on 31 March 2008. (180757)

DEFRA has offices outside London at the following locations: Alnwick, Aston Down, Belfast, Beverley, Boston, Bristol Burghill Road, Bristol Temple Quay House, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge Eastbrook, Cambridge White House Lane, Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff Llanishen, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chichester, Chorley, Crewe Electra Way, Edinburgh, Exeter, Felixstowe, Gatwick, Guildford, Heathrow AHO, Heathrow PHSI, Hereford, Kings Lynn, Leeds, Lewes, Lincoln, Newcastle, Northallerton, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Peterborough, Polwhele, Reading Coley Park, Reading Kings House, Reading Innovation Centre, Sheerness, Shrewsbury, St. Asaph, Stafford, Stevenage, Swansea, Taunton Quantock House, Taunton Riverside Chambers, Tilbury, Trowbridge, Truro, Tunbridge Wells, Weybridge, Winchester, Witney, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Workington, Wye and York.

DEFRA's agencies have offices outside London as follows:

Animal Health:

Aberystwyth, Ashford, Ayr, Bakewell, Beverley, Boston, Bristol, Bristol Temple Quay House, Bury St. Edmunds, Caernarfon, Cambridge, Cardiff, Carlisle, Carmarthen, Chelmsford, Chorley, Crewe, Dorchester, Dover, Dumfries, Elgin, Exeter, Galashiels, Gloucester, Hamilton, Heathrow, Inverness, Inverurie, Itchen Abbas, Kirkwall, Launceston, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Llandrindod Wells, Llanishen, Luddington, Maidstone, Newcastle, Northallerton, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oban, Oxford, Perth, Preston, Reading, Reigate, Shrewsbury, St. Asaph, Stafford, Stevenage, Stranraer, Taunton, Thurso, Trowbridge, Truro, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wye and York.

Central Science Laboratory:

Sand Hutton York and Woodchester Park

Gloucestershire.

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture:

Burnham, Lowestoft, Weymouth

Government Decontamination Service:

Crewe and Stafford.

Marine and Fisheries Agency:

Amble, Brixham, Fleetwood, Grimsby, Hartlepool, Harwich, Hastings, Holyhead, Kings Lynn, Lowestoft, Milford Haven, Newlyn, North Shield, Penryn, Penzance, Plymouth, Poole, Portslade, Portsmouth, Scarborough and Whitehaven.

Pesticides Safety Directorate:

York Foss House and York Mallard House.

Rural Payments Agency:

Reading, Carlisle, Exeter, Newcastle, Northallerton and Workington.

Veterinary Laboratories Agency:

Aberystwyth, Bury St Edmunds, Carmarthen, Langford, Lasswade, Luddington, Newcastle, Penrith, Preston, Shrewsbury, Starcross, Sutton Bonnington, Thirsk, Truro, Weybridge and Winchester.

Veterinary Medicines Directorate:

Addlestone

The number of staff in grade at each location for CSL and RPA are shown in the following tables. Information on the number of staff in each pay grade at each location for DEFRA, AH, CEFAS, GDS, MFA, PSD, VLA and VMD is not available for the dates requested.

Central Science Laboratory

Number

Staff by grade and location - 1 October 2001

SCS

Band 7

Band 6

Band 5

Band 4

Band 3

Band 2

Band 1

Total

Sand Hutton

4.00

16.61

43.00

68.45

120.93

125.40

164.96

36.61

579.96

Woodchester Park

0.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

3.00

3.81

6.00

0.54

16.35

Other

0.00

1.00

1.00

2.00

9.54

15.15

6.00

10.50

45.19

Staff by location and grade - 1 April 2004

SCS

Band 7

Band 6

Band 5

Band 4

Band 3

Band 2

Band 1

Total

Sand Hutton

4.00

17.00

54.25

83.11

123.86

157.25

159.14

39.76

638.37

Woodchester Park

0.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

3.00

7.81

3.00

0.54

17.35

Other

0.00

1.00

1.00

2.00

9.54

5.00

13.00

1.00

32.54

Forecasted staff by location and grade - 31 March 2008

SCS

Band 7

Band 6

Band 5

Band 4

Band 3

Band 2

Band 1

Total

Sand Hutton

4.00

13.00

55.22

87.53

117.58

149.22

127.02

29.78

583.35

Woodchester Park

0.00

0.00

2.00

1.92

6.00

7.00

10.00

0.43

27.35

Other

0.00

0.00

1.00

1.00

9.54

5.00

4.81

0.00

21.35

Note: ‘Other’ category contains home-based staff and others not based at either main CSL site.

Rural Payments Agency

Staff by grade and location - 1 October 2001

Location

SCS

G6

G7

SFO

SEO

HEO

EO

Bristol

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

3.00

19.00

Cambridge

0.00

1.00

0.00

0.00

1.00

6.00

34.00

Carlisle

0.00

0.00

2.00

0.00

5.00

14.73

70.69

Crewe

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

2.00

9.81

Exeter

0.00

1.00

1.00

0.00

3.00

14.00

57.17

Inspectorate

0.00

0.00

3.00

2.00

10.00

22.49

97.96

Newcastle

0.00

1.00

6.00

0.00

9.00

32.86

116.09

Nottingham

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

5.81

50.00

Reading

5.92

10.00

37.28

0.00

55.58

137.59

250.24

Worcester

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

19.00

Grand Total

5.92

13.00

49.28

2.00

83.58

238.49

723.96

Location

PS

AO

SGB1

AA

TYPIST

SGB2

Grand Total

Bristol

0.00

14.00

0.00

5.00

0.00

0.00

41.00

Cambridge

0.00

59.28

0.00

17.54

1.00

0.00

119.82

Carlisle

0.61

95.68

1.00

81.01

4.11

2.00

276.82

Crewe

0.00

59.67

0.00

20.00

0.65

0.00

92.13

Exeter

1.00

180.64

2.11

58.01

1.69

2.00

321.62

Inspectorate

1.00

14.54

0.00

6.00

0.00

0.00

156.99

Newcastle

1.00

298.68

3.00

90.66

6.81

11.00

576.10

Nottingham

0.00

86.11

0.00

27.00

2.00

0.00

170.92

Reading

11.54

632.60

4.68

131.72

7.89

13.95

1298.99

Worcester

0.00

4.00

0.00

4.00

0.00

0.00

27.00

Grand Total

15.15

1445.20

10.78

440.94

24.15

28.95

3,081.39

Staff by Location and Grade - 1 April 2004

Location

SCS

GR6

GR7

SFO

SEO

HEO

EO

Reading

9.00

7.00

27.81

0.00

59.56

124.77

163.28

Cambridge

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Carlisle

0.00

1.00

3.00

0.00

5.86

15.94

51.37

Crewe

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

1.00

2.00

11.62

Exeter

0.00

1.00

2.00

0.00

5.00

16.86

55.43

Newcastle

0.00

1.00

2.00

0.00

7.00

23.68

55.26

Northallerton

0.00

1.00

2.00

0.00

5.00

16.46

39.68

Nottingham

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

1.00

3.81

13.62

Workington

1.00

0.00

3.00

0.00

6.00

18.83

71.34

Inspectorate

0.00

1.00

7.00

2.00

17.00

23.00

295.45

Total

10.00

12.00

46.81

2.00

107.42

245.35

757.05

Location

PS

AO

SGB1

AA

TYPIST

SGB2

Grand Total

Reading

6.00

356.54

2.00

4.00

27.39

7.81

795.16

Cambridge

0.00

2.00

0.00

0.00

0.74

0.00

2.74

Carlisle

0.68

155.02

0.00

2.50

95.74

1.00

332.11

Crewe

0.00

52.88

0.00

0.76

29.00

1.00

98.26

Exeter

1.00

225.61

1.55

0.00

107.22

5.00

420.67

Newcastle

0.86

229.12

1.00

0.81

78.21

5.41

404.35

Northallerton

1.00

221.44

1.49

0.93

135.98

4.00

428.98

Nottingham

0.00

99.35

0.00

2.59

41.43

1.00

162.80

Workington

2.00

311.63

15.34

0.00

41.58

0.00

470.72

Inspectorate

0.00

61.65

0.00

0.00

15.08

0.00

422.18

Total

11.54

1,715.24

21.38

11.59

572.37

25.22

3,537.97

Forecasted staff by location and grade - 31 March 2008

Location

SCS

GR6

GR7

SFO

SEO

HEO

EO

Reading

9.00

18.00

51.26

0.00

87.57

152.18

188.88

Carlisle

0.00

1.00

4.81

0.00

9.61

26.41

80.50

Exeter

0.00

1.00

4.00

0.00

6.94

24.60

89.57

Newcastle

0.00

1.00

5.00

0.00

15.39

30.83

100.58

Northallerton

0.00

2.00

5.93

0.00

12.80

33.68

91.95

Workington

0.00

1.00

6.00

0.00

9.41

25.31

110.00

Inspectorate

0.00

1.00

5.00

1.00

27.00

73.04

319.02

Total

9.00

25.00

82.00

1.00

168.72

366.05

980.50

SCS

GR6

GR7

SFO

SEO

HEO

EO

Reading

0.00

165.31

1.00

0.00

2.00

2.00

677.20

Carlisle

0.00

282.11

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

404.44

Exeter

0.00

217.50

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

343.61

Newcastle

0.00

245.79

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

398.59

Northallerton

0.00

237.89

2.68

0.00

0.00

1.00

387.93

Workington

0.00

584.56

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

736.28

Inspectorate

0.00

32.36

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

458.42

Total

0.00

1,765.52

3.68

0.00

2.00

3.00

3,406.47