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Departmental Manpower

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. (312820)

Table 1 shows the numbers of staff at each level of management for the Home Office and its agencies. The number of layers in any individual management line will vary according to the function. Typically a big operational area with large numbers of staff will have more management layers than a policy function.

Further breakdown of costs by grade is not readily available and could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.

Table 1: Responsibility level (FTE)1, 2, 3 for executive officers to senior civil servants

Senior management

Other Management

Senior civil service

Grades 6 and 7

Senior and higher executive officers

Executive officers

Home Office

Home Office (excl agencies)4

150

710

1,100

520

UK Border Agency

50

560

3,610

6,940

Criminal Records Bureau

10

20

90

150

Identity and Passport Service

20

140

540

960

1 Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

2 With the exception of the senior civil service, Government Departments have delegated pay and grading. For statistical purposes Departments are asked to map their grades to a common framework by responsibility level.

3 This table shows staff in their substantive responsibility level unless on temporary promotion in which case staff are recorded at the higher responsibility level.

4 Includes Government office for the regions employees.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies are in transition prior to being managed out; how long on average the transition window between notification and exit has been in (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies in each of the last five years; what estimate he has made of the salary costs of staff in transition in each such year; and what proportion of employees in transition were classed as being so for more than six months in each year. (313239)

We do not hold information in the form requested. Tables 1 to 5 provide information for the Home Office and its agencies on the numbers of staff in the Home Office's redeployment network and the proportion surplus for over six months.

Table 1: Surplus staff, Home Office headquarters

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Total number entered Redeployment Network

96

85

121

108

54

Redeployment Network 6+

32

20

23

12

1

1 Fewer than 5.

Table 2: Surplus staff, UKBA

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Total number entered Redeployment Network

n/a

n/a

n/a

44

166

Redeployment Network 6+

n/a

n/a

n/a

19

12

n/a = not available.

Table 3: Surplus staff, IPS

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Total number entered Redeployment Network

0

0

0

0

1

Redeployment Network 6+

0

0

0

0

0

1 Fewer than 5.

Table 4: Surplus staff, CRB

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Total number entered Redeployment Network

0

0

0

0

0

Redeployment Network 6+

0

0

0

0

0

Table 5: Proportion of employees in redeployment pool for more than six months each year

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Dept total

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

IPS

0

0

0

0

1

CRB

0

0

0

0

0

UKBA

n/a

n/a

n/a

0.10

0.07

Home Office HQ

1.07

0.67

0.77

0.40

1

n/a = not available. 1 Redacted as total is fewer than 5. Note: Headcount for HQ has been calculated excluding HM Prison Service/NOMS which was part of HO until 2006-07: this is to avoid distorting year on year data.