§ Mr. Norris
The Transport Research Laboratory is preparing its business plan, for 1995–96 and, as part of this process, is reviewing the skills and resources required to meet the demands of its customers.
§ Ms Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff by grade and discipline were given earlly retirement in 1994 by the Transport Research Laboratory; what was the total costs of these early retirement measures; and what is his estimate of the number and costs of early retirement planned for 1995.
§ Mr. Norris
The information requested is given in the following table.
Discipline Grade Number Scientific staff Assistant Scientific Officer 2 Scientific Officer 5 Higher Scientific Officer 8 Senior Scientific Officer 10 Grade 7 (Principal Scientific Officer) 6 Grade 6 3 Total Scientific staff 34 Technical staff Professional and Technical Officer 2 Higher Professional and Technical Officer 2 Librarian 1 Photographer 1 Total Technical staff 6 Administrative staff Telephonist 1 Administrative Officer 8
Discipline Grade Number Personal Secretary Executive Officer 6 Higher Executive 2 Officer 2 Total Administrative staff 21 Industrial staff Craft 20 Non-craft 28 Total Industrial staff 48 Total staff 109
The total cost of these early retirements which are being made in 1994–95 is £3.8 million. The Transport Research Laboratory has no plans for further early retirements.