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Communities and Local Government

Volume 494: debated on Friday 26 June 2009

Regional Government: Manpower

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff there were in each regional Government office in each year from 2001-02 to 2008-09.

[Official Report, 12 June 2009, Vol. 493, c. 1064-67W.]

Letter of correction from Ms Rosie Winterton:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening) on 12 June 2009. The figure cited for the number of executive officers/administrative assistants (executive and administrative support) in the Government office for the South East for the year 2006-07 was incorrect. The correct answer is as follows: (278696)

Each of the nine Government offices in the English regions are led by a regional director who is supported by deputy regional directors and mainstream civil servants working in grades from grade 6 to administrative assistant. Consequently the figures quantify staff numbers by those grades.

Prior to 2003 the personnel management arrangements for senior civil service staff (regional directors and deputy regional directors) working within the network were the responsibility of their employing departments. Consequently GO network records are not available prior to 2003.

Based upon staff in post figures GO staff, including fixed term appointments, casual employees and those staff temporarily away from the office (eg on maternity leave or career break) in April of each year specified, the table below gives the figures requested.

Government office

Regional directors

Deputy regional directors (senior management)

Grade 6—higher executive officer(specialist and delivery managers)

Executive officer—admin asst (executive and administrative support)

East of England

2001-02

1

1

86

102

2002-03

1

1

86

115

2003-04

1

5

123

121

2004-05

1

6

142

143

2005-06

1

4

144

135

2006-07

1

4

152

115

2007-08

1

4

141

75

2008-09

1

5

144

50

East Midlands

2001-02

1

1

91

139

2002-03

1

1

113

137

2003-04

1

4

133

150

2004-05

1

5

158

148

2005-06

1

3

160

135

2006-07

1

4

146

120

2007-08

1

7

124

87

2008-09

1

7

119

77

London

2001-02

1

1

158

153

2002-03

1

1

162

140

2003-04

1

8

199

142

2004-05

1

8

235

133

2005-06

1

9

208

122

2006-07

1

9

177

102

2007-08

1

9

157

77

2008-09

1

8

157

77

North East

2001-02

1

1

102

160

2002-03

1

1

115

175

2003-04

1

3

122

182

2004-05

1

5

147

191

2005-06

1

5

156

174

2006-07

1

3

137

169

2007-08

1

6

129

124

2008-09

1

6

134

101

North West

2001-02

1

1

148

240

2002-03

1

1

115

217

2003-04

1

5

162

208

2004-05

1

9

175

203

2005-06

1

8

175

189

2006-07

1

7

179

178

2007-08

1

8

150

129

2008-09

1

8

139

110

South East

2001-02

1

1

122

146

2002-03

1

1

148

156

2003-04

1

6

148

148

2004-05

1

8

185

152

2005-06

1

7

191

143

2006-07

1

4

171

127

2007-08

1

6

159

110

2008-09

1

7

160

84

South West

2001-02

1

1

110

158

2002-03

1

1

124

171

2003-04

1

6

141

163

2004-05

1

6

174

188

2005-06

1

5

169

179

2006-07

1

6

159

151

2007-08

1

7

144

117

2008-09

1

8

142

87

West Midlands

2001-02

1

1

113

190

2002-03

1

1

112

179

2003-04

1

5

128

205

2004-05

1

6

144

193

2005-06

1

2

145

185

2006-07

1

4

132

151

2007-08

1

4

128

121

2008-09

1

4

138

97

Yorkshire and Humber

2001-02

1

1

104

161

2002-03

1

1

107

168

2003-04

1

7

118

164

2004-05

1

7

154

162

2005-06

1

5

150

153

2006-07

1

7

142

139

2007-08

1

8

116

114

2008-09

1

9

117

91

1 Information not available