§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many civil service appointments were made to administrative assistant and administrative officer posts in his Department and the agencies for which he is accountable in each quarter from September 1993 until April 1995. 
§ Mr. Waldegrave
[holding answer 1 May 1995]: The information in respect of permanent and fixed term appointments to core—MAFF is as follows:
AA AO September—December 1993 49 27 January-March 1994 16 36 April-June 1994 31 11 July-September 1994 3 20 October-December 1994 21 50 January-April 1995 25 24
I have asked agency chief executives to reply to the hon. Member direct.
Letter from T. W. A. Little to Mr. Nick Ainger, dated 10 April 1995:The Minister has asked me to reply to your question about appointments made in the Administrative Assistant and Administrative Officer grades at CVL.You asked for a breakdown by each quarter from September 1993 until April 1995. For the majority of this time we have not made any appointments in these grades but, where we have, the position is as follows:470W
Quarters Administrative Officer Administrative Assistant 1.4.94–30.6.94 1 — 1.7.94–30.9.94 — 10 1.10.94–31.12.94 — 1
Letter from Guy Stapleton to Mr. Nick Ainger, dated 10 April 1995:The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has asked me to reply to your question about Civil Service appointments made to Administrative Officers and Administrative Assistants in this Agency between September 1993 to April 1995 as this matter is within my operational responsibility.In the quarter September to December 1993, 20 administrative officers were recruited and appointed. No new appointments in the Administrative Officer or Administrative Assistant grades were made during the remainder of the period between January 1994 to April 1995.
Letter from J. M. Morris to Mr. Nick Ainger, dated 10 May 1995:The Minister of Agriculture has asked me to reply directly to you in answer to your question (Number 1164) which asked how many Civil Service appointments were made to the administrative assistant and administrative officer posts in this Agency in each quarter from September 1993 until April 1995. ADAS was created as an Executive Agency in June 1992 under the joint ownership of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Welsh Office.
The figures that you require are as follows:
Administrative Assistant Administrative Officer 1.9.93–31.12.93 1 2 1.1.94–31.3.94 1 1 1.4.94–30.6.94 1 2 1.7.94–30.9.94 0 4 1.10.94–31.12.94 2 0 1.1.95–31.3.95 0 1
Letter from J.M. Rutter to Mr. Nick Ainger, dated 10 May 1995:The Minister has asked me to reply to your question about the number of Civil Service appointments made by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to Administrative Assistant and Administrative Officer posts in each quarter from September 1993 until April 1995, as this is an operational matter for which I am responsible.During this period, three administrative assistants were appointed in the quarter from 1 July 1994 to 30 September 1994.
Letter from G.K. Bruce to Mr. Nick Ainger, dated 10 May 1995:The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has asked me to reply, in respect of the Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD), to your question about appointment of Administrative Assistants and Administrative Officers since September 1993.
The number of appointments has been as follows:
AA AO September 1993 1 0 October-December 1993 0 0 January-March 1994 0 0 April-June 1994 0 0 July-September 1994 3 2 October-December 1994 15 10 January-March 1995 1 0
The appointments made in the second half of 1994 were as a result of the relocation of PSD from London to York in October last year.471W
Letter from P I Stanley to Mr. Nick Ainger, dated 10 April 1995:Number of civil service appointments to administrative assistant and administrative officer posts in MAFF and its agencies from September 1993—April 1995.The number of Civil Service appointments to the Administrative Assistant (AA) and Administrative Officer (AO) grades, made by the Central Science Laboratory (CSL) for each quarter during the period between September 1993 and April 1995 are as follows:
Quarter AA grade AO grade 1.10.93–31.12.93 4 0 1.1.94–31.3.94 2 1 1.4.94–30.6.94 0 1 1.7.94–30.9.94 0 11 1.10.94–31.12.94 0 0 1.1.95–31.3.95 0 0 1 Fixed-term appointment