HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 cc304-5W
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 in economics—excluding professional economists—in the grades of principal and above is 27.