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Departmental Manpower

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many layers of management reporting from the most senior to the most junior there are in his Department and each of its agencies; how many officials are employed in each such layer; and how much was spent on salaries and associated employment costs of staff at each such layer in the latest year for which information is available. (312821)

The Department for Transport has nine layers of management reporting from Permanent Secretary down to Executive Officer. The table below shows how many officials are employed in each such layer and how much was spent on salaries and associated employment costs of staff at each such layer in the latest year.

Management layer/grade

Staff numbers

Staff costs (£)

EO

2,863

96,038,345

HEO

1,502

58,733,248

SEO

896

41,798,306

Grade 7

705

47,115,864

Grade 6

221

18,845,216

Deputy Director

156

15,872,659

Director

34

4,900,166

Director General1

7

1,374,696

1 Permanent Secretary also included in this figure