§ The Home Secretary has asked me to write to you in response to your Parliamentary Question about staff costs in the United Kingdom Passport Agency. I have set out below, as requested, our staff numbers by grade, their cost for 1991–92 and the comparable estimated figures for 1992–93. For 1991–92, the table shows average staff numbers in permanent posts. For 1992–93, the table shows the current complement of permanent posts.
|Senior Executive Officer||13.0||15.0|
|Higher Executive Officer||45.0||47.0|
|Support Grade Band I||18.0||19.0|
|Support Grade Band II||59.0||68.0|
|Support Manager III||1.0||1.0|
§ The costs of employing these staff in 1991–92 amounted to £13,853,000 (salaries plus employers national insurance contributions). The costs of employing seasonal staff and overtime working amounted to a further £2,256,000.
§ The costs of employing staff in 1992–93 is expected to amount to £15,450,000 (salaries and ERNIC). The costs of employing seasonal staff and overtime working in 1992–93 is expected to amount to a further £3,087,000.