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Departmental Manpower

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of staff of his Department are (a) male and (b) female. (290407)

Civil service statistics are collected by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey. The latest published statistics are for 31 March 2008 available at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/cs0109.pdf

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the average length of employment of staff of his Department at each civil service pay band. (290552)

Details of the average length of service of Home Civil Service (HCS) staff in the Department for International Development (DFID), is shown in the following table:

Pay band

Average length of service (approximate)

SCS

13.8 years = 13 years 10 months

A1—equivalent to G6

11.3 years = 11 years 4 months

A2—equivalent to G7

8.9 years = 8 years 11 months

A2(L)—equivalent to SEO

17.4 years = 17 years 5 months

B1(D)—Fast Stream

2.5 years = 2 years 6 months

B1—equivalent to HEO

16.3 years = 16 years 4 months

B2—equivalent to EO

13.9 years = 14 years

C1—equivalent to AO

14.3 years = 14 years 4 months

C2—equivalent to AA

15.2 years = 15 years 3 months

Overall

12.5 years =12 years 6 months

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff there were in his Department (a) in 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available. (292066)

Details of Home Civil Service (HCS) staffing numbers within the Department for International Development (DFID) as at (a) 1997, and (b) end of September 2009 (the latest figures available) are shown in the following table.

Numbers of our staff appointed in country (SAIC) are shown separately. These are staff engaged locally overseas, on local terms and conditions, to support our work in developing countries.

Home Civil Service (HCS) staff

Staff Appointed in Country (SAIC)

Total

1997

1,714

330

2,044

2009

1,630

757

2,387