§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many persons and at what grades, work in sections concerned with procurement or contract work.
§ Mr. Freeman
No central record is kept of the number of staff in my Department who are wholly or partly employed in the many areas concerned with procurement, and the information could not therefore be provided. The numbers and grades at executive officer level and above in sections, other than those in the separate defence agencies, directly involved with contracts work are as follows:
Grade Number employed Grade 3 1 Grade 4 3 Grade 5 18 Grade 6 46 Grade 7 56 SEO 172 HEO 368 EO 540