§ Mr. Michael Marshall
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many data processing staff are in post within his Department; and how many of those are trainees.
§ Mr. Jopling
There are 117 staff in the data processing grades, none of which are trainees. Above these grades there are 208 staff in posts requiring the knowledge and skills of the ADP functional specialism, where the main areas are systems analysis, programming and operations, and a further 16 under training.