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Civil Servants: Manpower

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many full-time equivalent civil servants were employed in the City of York by each Government department and executive agency in each year since 1996-97. (230251)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated October 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many full-time equivalent civil servants were employed in the City of York by each Government department or executive agency in each year since 1996-97.(230251)

In order to provide the information requested for York, an ad hoc analysis has been required. This analysis is based on the Mandate collection (1997-2006) which provides approximately 90 per cent coverage of Civil Service departments and agencies and the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (2007 only) which provides 100 per cent coverage. For years prior to 2003 coverage is lower. For comparison purposes, employment numbers for the Yorkshire and the Humber region are therefore presented alongside the statistics for York i) as published for the total Civil Service and ii) as available from the Mandate survey. The breakdown by department and agency (as available from Mandate and the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey) is provided in Annex B.

Annex A: Civil Service Employment for Yorkshire and the Humber and York, 1997 to 20071

Permanent employees; Full-time equivalent

Year2

Civil Service Yorkshire and the Humber3

Civil Service (Mandate only) Yorkshire and the Humber

Civil Service York

1997

32,270

17,350

41,560

1998

32,010

17,450

41,460

1999

31,860

17,320

41,490

2000

33,060

18,120

41,630

2001

33,890

19,370

41,760

2002

35,050

22,490

42,140

2003

35,570

25,190

42,420

2004

39,140

27,270

42,760

2005

38,670

34,200

42,850

2006 (30 September)

36,920

33,160

42,680

2007 (30 September)

36,330

n/a

52,270

1 Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

2 1 April unless otherwise stated.

3 1997-2006 figures are based on Mandate collection and departmental returns to provide 100 per cent. coverage. The 2007 figure is based on the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey.

4 Mandate only - incomplete coverage of Civil Service departments

5 Excludes employees of Central Science Laboratory. If Central Science Laboratory employees are included the estimate for York would change to 2,850 (see Annex B).

Sources:

(Unpublished) Mandate collection 1997-2006;

(Unpublished) Annual Civil Service Employment Survey 2007.

Annex B: Civil Service employment in York1

Permanent employees, full-time equivalent

Department name

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Attorney General's Departments

Crown Prosecution Service

140

140

150

150

160

180

170

200

270

300

180

Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

10

10

10

Treasury Solicitor's

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

30

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice (excl. agencies)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

HM Courts Service

40

40

30

30

30

40

40

40

40

n/a

80

HM Land Registry

90

130

140

150

150

150

150

130

130

120

100

Public Sector Prison Service

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

80

Ministry of Defence1

Ministry of Defence (including Royal Fleet Auxiliary)

460

300

280

170

180

190

200

220

230

570

630

Army Base Repair Organisation

10

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

Defence Secondary Care Agency (MOD)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

MOD Police (MOD)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

70

100

n/a

n/a

RAF Training Group Defence (MOD)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Army Training and Recruiting Agency (MOD)

10

10

10

10

10

20

20

20

20

n/a

n/a

Defence Communications and Services Agency (MOD)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Defence Estates (MOD)

n/a

30

n/a

n/a

n/a

Defence Dental Agency (MOD)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Army Personnel Centre (MOD)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Defence Vetting Agency (MOD)

n/a

..

..

60

160

160

180

330

310

n/a

n/a

Defence Housing Executive (MOD)

n/a

n/a

20

20

20

20

20

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Health

Meat Hygiene Service

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

70

Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

20

Home Office

Home Office (excl agencies)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

20

n/a

HM Revenue and Customs

HMRC (excl agencies)

180

190

210

220

240

230

210

230

220

190

170

Valuation Office

40

40

30

30

30

30

30

40

40

30

30

Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (excluding agencies)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Department for Education & Skills (former)

Department for Education & Skills (former)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Department for Work and Pensions

DWP Corporate and Shared Services

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

10

60

60

60

Child Support Agency

10

10

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Job Centre Plus

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

240

210

220

The Rent Service

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

Pension Service

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

280

310

20

10

10

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (excl. agencies)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

310

290

310

330

370

380

Animal Health

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

Central Science Laboratory

370

400

410

550

560

600

630

620

610

600

5803

Pesticides Safety Directorate

200

190

200

200

180

180

170

180

190

180

180

State Veterinary Service

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Department for Transport

Driving Standards Agency

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

Communities and Local Government

Ordnance Survey

10

10

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a = Not applicable.

Notes:

1 Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10, and numbers less than five are represented by “—”.

2 MoD provided consolidated figures for 2006.

3 The Annual Civil Service Employment Survey uses post code to derive location. Central Science Laboratory (CSL) is classified as being in Ryedale based on post code information but is included here for consistency with previously published estimates.

Source:

Mandate collection (1997-2006)

Unpublished Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (2007)