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Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Manpower

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff joined the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in each year since 1997; and how many left the Agency in each of these years, broken down by reason for ending employment. (206713)

Information is available only for 2003 onwards.

The number of starters at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, by year, is shown in the following table:

Starters

2003

193

2004

155

2005

151

2006

139

2007

140

2008 (to date)

30

Exit questionnaires for leavers are not compulsory and have been used only since 2004. The number of leavers, by year, with primary reason for leaving is shown in the following table:

Primary exit reason

Total

2003

No reason

119

Pay

1

2003 Total

120

2004

Change of career

15

Dislike job/Unhappy with present job

3

Dislike of working methods

1

Family commitments

3

Further education

8

Lack of promotion prospects

2

Lack of training

1

Moving to another location

14

No reason

69

Pay

5

Seeking more responsibility

2

Unhappy with management

2

Unhappy with work location

1

2004 Total

126

2005

Change of career

13

Dislike job/Unhappy with present job

5

Family commitments

3

Further education

10

Lack of promotion prospects

3

Moving to another location

13

No reason

85

Pay

5

Seeking more responsibility

5

Travel to work difficulties/Expense

3

Unhappy with hours of work

1

Unhappy with management

3

Unhappy with work environment

1

2005 Total

150

2006

Bullying/Harassment

1

Change of career

22

Dislike job/Unhappy with present job

4

Dislike of working methods

1

Family commitments

2

Further education

7

Lack of promotion prospects

6

Moving to another location

12

No reason

72

Overworked

1

Pay

7

Seeking more responsibility

2

Travel to work difficulties/Expense

2

Unhappy with hours of work

3

Unhappy with management

2

2006 Total

144

2007

Change of career

26

Dislike job/Unhappy with present job

2

Family commitments

3

Further education

9

Lack of promotion prospects

4

Moving to another location

8

No reason

71

Overworked

1

Pay

8

Seeking more responsibility

4

Travel to work difficulties/Expense

2

Unhappy with management

2

2007 Total

140

2008 (to date)

Change of career

10

Family commitments

1

Lack of promotion prospects

1

Moving to another location

7

No reason

29

Pay

7

Seeking more responsibility

1

Unhappy with work environment

1

2008 Total (to date)

57

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff who started employment with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency since 1997 left employment within (a) one year and (b) two years. (206714)

Information is available only for 2003 onwards.

The numbers of staff who started employment with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency since 1997 that have left within (a) one year and (b) two years is shown in the following table:

(a) Left within 1 year

(b) Left within 2 years (but greater than 1)

2003

31

8

2004

14

17

2005

16

17

2006

22

13

2007

23

18

2008 (to date)

11

8

Total

117

81

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (a) employs and (b) employed in 1997, broken down by (i) grade and (ii) office. (206715)

Information is only available from 2002.

The number of staff employed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is shown for 2002 and for 2008 by (i) grade and (ii) office location is shown in the following tables.

(i) by grade

Headcount

Grade

2002

2008

AA

172

182

AO

340

369

EO

261

268

HEO

122

128

SEO

134

171

Grade 7

98

91

Grade 6

20

17

SCS

3

2

Total

1150

1228

(ii) by office

Headcount

Office

2002

2008

Aberdeen

61

61

Belfast

34

38

Brixham

34

31

Cardiff

46

49

Clyde

55

61

Dover

39

36

Falmouth

38

40

Forth

27

27

Highcliffe

18

18

Holyhead

26

28

Hull

20

23

Number

35

36

Leith

4

2

Liverpool

40

44

London

10

8

Milford

33

29

Orpington

12

15

Plymouth

9

9

Portland

29

31

Shetland

21

26

Solent

33

33

Spring Place

358

417

Stockton

5

7

Stornoway

30

32

Swansea

47

42

Thames

31

36

Tyne

21

15

Yarmouth

34

34

Total

1150

1228