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Civil Servants: Yorkshire and the Humber

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many full-time equivalent civil servants have been employed in (a) City of York and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 1997. (321692)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated 16 March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many full-time equivalent civil servants have been employed in (a) City of York and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 1997. (321692).

In order to provide the information requested for York, ad hoc analysis has been required. This analysis is based on the Mandate collection (1997-2006) which provides approximately 90 per cent coverage of Civil Service departments and agencies and the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (2007-2009) which provides 100 per cent coverage. For years prior to 2003 coverage is lower.

The data provided for Yorkshire and the Humber is based on the Mandate collection alongside departmental returns (1997-2005) and the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (2007-2009) both of which provide 100 per cent coverage of Civil Service departments and agencies. Data for 2006 is based on the Mandate collection only and provides approximately 90 per cent coverage.

The requested data for York and Yorkshire and the Humber are attached at Annex A.

Annex A: Civil service employment in York and Yorkshire and the Humber1 permanent employees

Full-time equivalent

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

York2

1,560

1,460

1,490

1,630

1,760

2140

2420

2,760

2850

2,750

2,850

2,860

2,970

Yorkshire and the Humber3

32,270

32,010

32,030

33,060

33,890

35,050

35,570

39,140

38,670

34,500

36,330

36,370

36,580

1 Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10, and numbers less than five are represented by” —“.

2 1997-2006 Mandate only—incomplete coverage of civil service departments. 2007-09 Annual Civil Service Employment survey.

3 1997-2005 Mandate and departmental returns. 2006 Mandate only—incomplete coverage of civil service departments. 2007-09 Annual Civil Service Employment Survey.

Source:

Mandate collection (1997-2006)

Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (2007-09)