§ Mr. Litterick
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many administrative grade members of the Treasury staff have had formal training in economics up to first degree standard.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
The term "administrative grade" no longer exists. The administration group covers all grades from clerical assistant to assistant secretary. Under-Secretaries and above are members of the open structure. The total number of staff with a first degree 305W in economics—excluding professional economists—in the grades of principal and above is 27.