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Departmental Manpower

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many staff were employed in his Department in each year since 1978, broken down by grade; (207747)

(2) how many staff in his Department were members of the (a) Home Civil Service and (b) Northern Ireland Civil Service in each year since 1978;

(3) how many staff in his Department worked part-time or on a job-share basis in each of the last 10 years.

The information requested is available for the last six years and is set out in the following table. It could be obtained for earlier years only at disproportionate costs.

Number

Staff type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

SCS

48

48

50

47

47

47

Grade A

146

164

168

188

186

194

Grade B1

169

194

203

216

266

287

Grade B2

246

255

268

265

257

232

Grade C

397

425

464

453

448

459

Grade D1

437

457

493

564

583

573

Grade D2

280

263

270

333

262

270

Industrial

6

6

6

9

28

31

NICS

1,550

1,631

1,752

1,923

1,930

1,960

HCS

179

181

170

152

147

133

Full-time

1,548

1,608

1,695

1,830

1,827

1,840

Part-time or job share

181

204

227

245

250

253