§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the latest figures for the number of staff presently employed, and the full complement of staff, including vacant posts, by grade, in the statistical divisions in his Department; if he will differentiate between staff in statistical posts and staff in administrative posts; and if he will give the staffing complements by grade, and differentiated between statistical and administrative posts, proposed for 1990–91.
§ Mr. Forth
[holding answer 12 March 1990]: A major part of the Department's statistical work and associated staff were transferred to the Central Statistical Office on 31 July 1989. The remaining statistical work was distributed among a number of divisions within the Department. The following figures for 1989–90 relate to the statistics sections of these divisions. The manpower allocation for 1 April 1991 will be set later this month in the light of the Department's annual activity and resource management review.
SIP 1 March 1990 Allocation 1 April 1990 Statistical posts G5 1 1 G7 11 11 Senior assistant statistician 3 6 Assistant statistician 1 —
SIP 1 March 1990 Allocation 1 April 1990 Administrative posts HEO 5 5 EO 13 15 AO 14 17 AA 3 3 PS 1 1 Support grade 2 1 1