§ Mr. Williams
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many vacancies exist in the Civil Service at executive officer level and above in the Cheltenham travel-to-work area and nationally.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The Civil Service Commissioners expect to be asked to recruit to about 5,000 vacancies nationally 719W at executive officer level and above during 1984. In addition, a much greater number of vacancies are expected to arise nationally which will be filled by staff on level transfer or promotion. It is not possible at this stage to say what proportion of either type of the vacancies will be in the Cheltenham travel-to-work area.
Year (a) Number of applicants who met the criteria for consideration for compassionate home leave on the death of members of their immediate family (b) Number granted compassionate leave (c) Number who absconded 1979 81 56 None 1980 58 53 2 1981 53 46 None 1982 77 76 None 1983 78 72 3