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Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil servants not in the senior civil service work in each of his Department's bargaining units on a (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent basis; and how many of these are employed on a (i) fixed-term, (ii) casual and (iii) permanent basis, broken down by Civil Service grade and pay band. (231746)

[holding answer 30 October 2008]: The Central Department and its agencies recorded the following total (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent figures across the various pay bands for (iii) permanent and (i) fixed term appointees:

End of September 2008 figures

Permanent

Fixed term

PB1

FTE

1,896.6

35.7

Headcount—Staff in Post

2,164

38

PB2

FTE

4,636.1

107.2

Headcount—Staff in Post

4,998

120

PB3

FTE

4,683.4

42.4

Headcount—Staff in Post

4,915

50

PB4

FTE

2,135.0

49.6

Headcount—Staff in Post

2,183

53

PB5

FTE

1,247.6

18.0

Headcount—Staff in Post

1,275

19

PB6

FTE

925.9

15.2

Headcount—Staff in Post

937

17

PB7

FTE

279.5

11.5

Headcount—Staff in Post

298

13

TM1A (Traffic Officers)

FTE

307.9

0.0

Headcount—Staff in Post

312

0

TM1B (Traffic Officers)

FTE

1,026.0

0.0

Headcount—Staff in Post

1,031

0

TM2 (Traffic Officers)

FTE

229.0

0.0

Headcount—Staff in Post

229

0

TM3 (Traffic Officers)

FTE

42.8

0.0

Headcount—Staff in Post

43

0

Total

FTE

17,410.0

279.7

Headcount—Staff in Post

18,385

310

Note:

All figures show end of September 2008.

Traffic officers are employed solely by the Highways Agency.

The Government Car and Despatch Agency could provide the information requested only at disproportionate cost.

The following (ii) casual employees were recorded within the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Casual employees are not employed anywhere else within the Department.

End of September 2008 figures

Casual

PB1

FTE

186.4

Headcount—Staff in Post

220

PB2

FTE

206.9

Headcount—Staff in Post

223

Total

FTE

393.3

Headcount—Staff in Post

443

A breakdown of all data by bargaining unit can has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) contractors and (b) consultants work in each of his Department's bargaining units on a (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent basis. (231748)

[holding answer 30 October 2008]: The central Department and its agencies recorded the following headcount figures for (a) contractors and (b) consultants:

End of September figures

Contractors and consultants

DfT Central

262

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

58

Highways Agency

641

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

12

Vehicle Certification Agency

43

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

25

Total

1,041

Unfortunately, (a) contractors and (b) consultants had to be combined. This information is not available separately.

Contract and consultancy roles are generally recorded as one full-time equivalent position. Therefore the (b) full-time equivalent figure is the same as the headcount figure shown above.

The Driving Standards Agency and the Government Car and Despatch Agency could provide the information requested only at disproportionate cost.