HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 cc615-6W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Prime Minister how many Ministers have rooms in the Richmond yard development; and what is the total office space allocated to them.

The Prime Minister

The six Ministers at the Department of Health and Social Security are to move to Richmond House and will occupy rooms in the restored Georgian building. The total office space to be occupied by Ministers is 3,127 sq ft.

Mr. Dobson

To ask the Prime Minister if she will list the numbers of civil servants in each grade, together with the average space allocated to them, in the Department of Health and Social Security, Welsh Office, Cabinet Office and Inland Revenue, respectively, in the Richmond yard development.

The Prime Minister

Department of Health and Social Security staff are moving in two phases. The first group, which is due to move by the end of 1987, will total about 174, and the details are as follows. The exact number who will take up occupancy by the end of the second phase, due in March 1988, is not yet decided.

Grade Number Total space for grade (sq ft) Average (sq ft)
Grades 1–3 and equivalents 11 4,785 435
Grade 4 1 400 400
Grade 5 4 950 237
Grade 6
Grade 7 9 1,450 161
Senior Executive Officer 9 1,157 128
Higher Executive Officer 14 1,728 123
Executive Officer 21 2,626 125
Administrative Officer 37 3,435 93
Administrative Assistant 13 1,348 103
Senior Personal Secretary/ Personal Secretary/Typist 25 1,930 77
Non clerical 30 3,897 130
174 23,706

The Cabinet Office has been allocated 4.500 sq ft, the Welsh Office 3,000 sq ft, and the Inland Revenue 2,000 sq ft. Details of their occupancy are not yet available.