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Pesticides Safety Directorate: Manpower

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff there were in each Pesticides Safety Directorate office in each of the last five years. (280607)

In the last five financial years from 2004-05 to 2008-09 the Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD) was based in a single office in York.

Permanent staff in post expressed as full time equivalents (FTE) at 31 March in each year were:

Number

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

(a) Directors1

4

4

4

4

4

(b) Senior Managers2

15

15

15

14

13

(c) Specialist and delivery managers3

135.9

137.3

126.4

123.2

124.8

(d) Executive support and admin staff4

43.9

42.8

36.7

33

20.3

Total

198.8

199.1

182.1

174.2

162.1

1 Defined here as staff at Senior Civil Service or Grade 6 level.

2 Defined here as staff at Grade 7 level (includes managers in policy, science, technical and administrative areas).

3 Defined here as all staff in grades Executive/Scientific Officer to Senior Executive/Scientific Officer.

4 Defined here as all staff in grades Administrative Officer and Administrative Assistant.

Note:

PSD transferred to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on 1 April 2008, and merged with other HSE teams to form the Chemicals Regulation Directorate on 1 April 2009.