HC Deb 20 July 1972 vol 841 cc154-5W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many posts there are in the Department of Education and Science of the rank of deputy under-secretary of state and chief officer, head of department, and assistant secretary and over; and how many of these are women.

Mrs. Thatcher

The number of posts at assistant secretary level and above, including professional and other posts at equivalent levels, is 84, of which nine are at present held by women.