HL Deb 05 July 1995 vol 565 c80WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

The number of grades and other classification of employment in the Child Support Agency.

The Minister of State, Department of Social Security (Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish)

The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the Chief Executive, Miss Ann Chant. She will write to the noble Lord.

Letter to Lord Houghton of Sowerby from the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency, Miss Ann Chant, dated 4 July 1995:

I am replying to your recent Question to Her Majesty's Government concerning the number of grades and classification of employment used by the Child Support Agency.

Information on the number of persons employed in each grade within the agency is shown in the table below.

Permanent Staff
Grade 6 to Grade 3 8
Grade 7 22
Senior Executive Officer 67.5
Higher Executive Officer 352.6
Executive Officer/Local Officer 1,933.5
Administrative Officer/Local Officer 3,663.2
Administrative Assistant 529
Others (typists, messengers etc) 52.2
Total: 6,628

Of the 6,638 permanent staff, 1,136 are employed on a part-time basis. The agency also employs a number of staff on a casual basis within the grades of Administrative Officer and Administrative Assistant.

I hope this is helpful.