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European Union: Civil Servants

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff served in the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in each year since 1997, broken down by payband. (242055)

The following table records the number of staff working at UK representation to the EU in financial years from 2005 to 2008. We do not hold data from before this date centrally. This information could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

EC representation to the EU (Brussels)

Date

FCO grade

Civil service equivalent

Number of staff

1 April 2008

Al

AA

0

A2

AO

4

B3

EO

5

C4

HEO

20

C5

SEO

4

D6

7

30

D7

6

7

SMS1

SCS

9

SMS2

SCS

2

SMS3

SCS

1

SMS4

SCS

1

Total

83

1 April 2007

Al

AA

0

A2

AO

5

B3

EO

3

C4

HEO

18

C5

SEO

2

D6

7

32

D7

6

5

SMS1

SCS

9

SMS2

SCS

2

SMS3

SCS

1

SMS4

SCS

1

Total

78

1 April 2006

Al

AA

0

A2

AO

8

B3

EO

2

C4

HEO

16

C5

SEO

3

D6

7

34

D7

6

4

SMS1

SCS

7

SMS2

SCS

2

SMS3

SCS

1

SMS4

SCS

1

Total

78

1 April 2005

Al

AA

0

A2

AO

12

B3

EO

2

C4

HEO

27

C5

SEO

4

D6

7

34

D7

6

4

SMS1

SCS

8

SMS2

SCS

2

SMS3

SCS

1

SMS4

SCS

1

Total

95