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Departmental Manpower

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the average length of employment of staff of his Department at each Civil Service payband. (290524)

The average (median) length of service in years for staff in each grade in DEFRA and its agencies as at 31 March 2009 is shown in the following table.

Grade

DEFRA

AH

CEFAS

CSL

GDS

MFA

RPA

VLA

VMD

AA

7.8

4.0

1.3

3.9

n/a

6.4

15.2

6.3

8.4

AO

7.8

6.9

4.9

6.0

2.3

7.8

6.8

7.4

6.6

EO

7.1

9.8

7.8

9.7

1

4.4

11.8

11.0

7.8

HEO

6.6

7.8

8.6

12.5

2.9

8.5

15.9

10.0

11.9

SEO

7.7

7.8

9.3

13.3

3.1

21.0

18.2

9.6

10.8

Grade 7

6.7

8.4

11.6

17.5

1

7.2

17.6

19.1

8.2

Grade 6

6.9

15.6

23.2

24.7

1

1

14.9

19.2

12.4

SCS

7.8

6.8

1

1

1

1

6.6

24.6

1

1 Where there are fewer than five staff in the grade, the information is withheld for confidentiality reasons.