§ 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.