HC Deb 18 July 1988 vol 137 cc459-60W
Mr. Wareing

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the grades of staff and numbers in each grade in his Department.

Mrs. Chalker

The list of grades in the diplomatic and aid wings of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is:

Diplomatic Service Grades

  • Senior Grades
  • Grades 4 to 10
  • Legal Advisers
  • Secretarial Grades 1–3c
  • Security Officer Grades
  • Queen's Messengers
  • Technical and Communication Grades

Home Civil Service Grades

  • Grades 1A to 7
  • Senior Executive Officer
  • Higher Executive Officer
  • Higher Executive Officer D
  • Administration Trainee
  • Executive Officer
  • Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Telephonist
  • Economists Grades
  • Librarian Grades
  • Research Officer Grades
  • Museum Grades
  • Laboratory Attendants
  • Statistician Grades
  • Information Officer Group
  • Medical Group
  • Science Group
  • Professional and Technology Grades
  • Secretarial Group
  • Chef/Cook Class
  • Investigating Officer Class
  • Cartographic and Recording Draughtsman Class
  • Photographer Grades
  • Process and General Supervisory Class—Grades A and C to E
  • Stores Officer Class—Grades B to D
  • Support Manager Grades
  • Telecommunication Technical Grades
  • Teleprinter Grades
  • Cypher and Telecommunication Grades
  • Translators
  • Lecturers

Numbers in each grade fluctuate from month to month, in accordance with operational requirements and the rates of retirements, resignations, recruitment, inward and outward transfers and secondments, and promotions. The information requested for all grades employed in the FCO is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.