§ Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff in each Civil Service category employed at his Department's office at Erdington, Birmingham on 10 June 1982 and 10 June 1983; whether staffing levels are now at the agreed levels; and what steps he takes to maintain agreed staffing levels against retirement, natural wastage and resignation.
§ Mr. Newton
The information requested is as follows:
Full-time* Numbers 10 June 1982 Principal 1 SEO 1 LOI 34 LOII 80 CA 30 Others † 19 TOTAL 165 10 June 1983 Principal 1 SEO 1 HEO 7 LOI 42 LOII 79 CA 29 TYP 3 Security Officer V 1 Messenger 1 Telephonist 1 TOTAL 165 * No part-time staff were employed on either date. † This figure includes HEOs but a more detailed breakdown is not available for this date.
Agreed staffing levels
The numbers of staff allocated to do the work at the Erdington office were 160 in 1982 and 151 in 1983. The hon. Member will see from these figures that staffing levels are now considerably above those required by the complementing system to handle the expected work.
Maintenance of agreed staffing levels
Where staffing levels would be likely to fall below the numbers indicated by the complementing system, through retirements, resignations and natural wastage, it is the Department's policy to maintain that level by recruitment, transfers and promotions.