HC Deb 08 July 1991 vol 194 cc257-8W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil service grade 6 officers there were in each year since 1979.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

Figures for the number of civil servants by grade from 1984 to 1990 can be found in table 4 of "Civil Service Statistics". Copies of this publication are held in the Library. Figures for 1991 are not yet available.

Unified grade 6 was created on 1 January 1984 as part of an expanded open structure by the assimilation of the senior principle grade and some equivalent grades. Published figures for the period prior to that date refer only to senior principal and since since 1984 further grades have been assimilated to UG6. Figures for UG6 on a consistent basis could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.