Between 1 April 2002 and 30 September 2007, 18 officials of Permanent Secretary rank retired from the civil service. Of these, 16 were knighted during their period in office, two were also raised to the peerage on retirement. Information prior to 1 April 2002 is not held centrally.
Between 1 April 2004 and 30 April 2008, 11 officials of Permanent Secretary rank retired from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. All 11 were knighted either during or after their period in office, and two were raised to the peerage. These figures include those retiring from the diplomatic service. Information prior to 1 April 2004 is not held.