HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 cc18-9
58. Mr. Wainwright

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many permanent secretaries and deputy secretaries at the present time are members qualified by examination of a United Kingdom chartered professional body.

Mr. Luce

This is not uncommon. Detailed records are not held centrally.

Mr. Wainwright

Is the Minister aware that my question was about the number ofpeople in top jobs in the Civil Service who have professional qualifications? Will he answer it?

Mr. Luce

We do not have a specific record, but, if it is any help to the hon. Gentleman, roughly one in six of all those who are permanent secretaries or deputy secretaries have professional qualifications.