HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c415W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list by grade the personnel currently employed in the information branch within his Department.

Mr. Ridley

The personnel employed in DOE (including PSA) information branch on 1 November 1987 were as follows :

Grade Staff in post at 1 November 1987
Grade 4—Director 1
Grade 5—Assistant Secretary 1
Grade 6—Chief Information Officer 1
Grade 7—Principal 3
Grade 7—Principal Information Officer 5
Senior Information Officer 9
Information Officer 11
EO 2
Senior Personal Secretary 1
AO 6
Personal Secretary 2
AA 2
Typist 1
Total 48

Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost of maintaining the information branch within his Department in each year since 1979.

Mr. Ridley

The costs each year since 1984–85 of maintaining the information directorate of the Department of the Environment and, since 1985–86, of the information branch of the Property Services Agency have been (outturn prices):

Year Administration Costs £k
1984–85 795
1985–86 1,043
1986–87 1,073

Before 1984–85 Department of the Environment information directorate provided some services in common with the Department of Transport. It is not therefore possible to give precise figures of costs before 1984–85.

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