HC Deb 29 June 1988 vol 136 c263W
Mr. Grocott

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for The Wrekin of 20 June, how many civil servants in his Department are employed at grade 3 and above; and what is the estimated cost of discovering whether they were educated at state or private schools.

Mr. Moore

There are about 60 civil servants at grade 3 and above employed in my Department. The estimated cost of providing the information requested would probably be in excess of £500.