HC Deb 27 January 1981 vol 997 cc353-4W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Prime Minister what are the numbers in each Civil Service administrative grade as at 1 January; and what are her targets for their reduction.

The Prime Minister

The table below shows the staff in post in administrative grades in the Home Civil Service at 1 October 1980, the latest date for which figures are available centrally. I have not set targets for reductions in each grade.

Grade Staff in post 1 October 1980 (full-time equivalents)
Permanent Secretary 41
Deputy Secretary 151
Under Secretary 579

Grade Staff in post 1 October 1980 (full-time equivalents)
Executive Directing Grades:
Middle Band 48
Lower Band 19
Administration Group:
Assistant Secretary 1,100
Senior Principal 700
Principal 4,300
Senior Executive Officer 7,800
Higher Executive Officer (A) 350
Higher Executive Officer 22,500
Administration Trainee 350
Executive Officer 45,800
Clerical Officer 83,400
Clerical Assistant 69,900
Social Security Group:
Local Officer 1 15,700
Local Officer 2 32,600
Inland Revenue Grades Collection Service:
Assistant Collector of Taxes 5,500
Other Grades 2,900
Chief Inspector's Branch:
Inspectorate 6,500
Tax Officer (Higher Grade) 10,300
Tax Officer 16,400
TOTAL (independently rounded) 326,940


1. The figure for Deputy Secretary includes those paid at rates between Permanent Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

2. The figure for Under Secretary includes those paid at rates between Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary.

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