§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total number of people employed in Royal ordnance factories who are older than the recognised retirement age; and in what grades and categories such people are employed.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The number of ROF staff above the recognised retirement age, analysed to grades and categories, is as follows:
Grade Number Director Executive Middle Band 1 Assistant Director (Professional and Technology Group Superintending Grade) 1 Principal Professional and Technology Officer 1 Professional and Technology Officer Grade I 17 Professional and Technology Officer Grade II 27 Professional and Technology Officer Grade III 50 Professional and Technology Officer Grade IV 59 Drawing Office Assistant 2 Photoprinter Grade I 2 Senior Scientific Officer 1 Higher Scientific Office 2 Senior Executive Officer 3 Higher Executive Officer 2 Executive Officer 6 Clerical Officer 88 Clerical Assistant 5 Secretarial Grades (including Typists) 4 Nursing Grades 4 Medical Officers 2 Process and General Supervisors Grade A 4 Process and General Supervisors Grade B 22 Process and General Supervisors Grade C 24 Process and General Supervisors Grade D 29 Stores Supervisory Grade A 2 Stores Supervisory Grade B — Stores Supervisory Grade C 2 Stores Supervisory Grade D 9 Total Non-Industrial 369 Industrial Craft 18 Industrial Non Craft 80 Total Industrial 98