§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will provide in respect of her plan for pay delegation submitted to the Treasury(a) a description of the staff in each bargaining unit covered by the plan, distinguishing staff in Headquarters functions, agencies and agency candidates, and in other identifiable business units and (b) proposals for the trade union recognition in each bargaining unit and the negotiating machinery to be put in place in each bargaining unit. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The pay delegation plan for the Department for Education and Employment bargaining unit, excluding the Employment Service, includes the following staff, covered by the union agreement described:
Grade Union agreement Staff in posts Administrative Officer CPSA 1,348 Personal Secretary CPSA 156 Support Grade Band 1 NUCPS 77 Support Manager 3 NUCPS 12 Economic Assistant FDA 11 Senior Economic Assistant FDA 9 Management Trainee NUCPS 11 Senior Executive Officer (inc.) NUCPS 422
Grade Union agreement Staff in post Auditors and Accountants FDA 8 Admin Trainee HEO (D) FDA 26 Administrative Assistant CPSA 410 Chief Typing Manager CPSA 1 Typist CPSA 98 Higher Executive Officer (inc. NUCPS 1,098 Auditors and Accountants) NUCPS 5 Senior Instructional Officer NUCPS 205 Support Grade Band 2 NUCPS 1 Support Manager 1 Senior Personal Secretary CPSA 43 Typing Manager CPSA 6 Executive Officers (inc. Accountants) NUCPS 1,203 Support Manager 2 NUCPS 4 Assistant Statistician FDA 14 Senior Assistant Statistician FDA 8 Higher Instructional Officer NUCPS 12 Senior Information Officer IPMS 23 Scientific Officer IPMS 3 Higher Scientific Officer IPMS 7 Senior Scientific Officer IPMS 2 Senior Professional and Technology Officer (SPTO) IPMS 18 Information Officer IPMS 38 Graphics Officer IPMS 1 Higher Graphics Officer IPMS 1 Assistant Information Officer IPMS 14 Research Officer IPMS 2 Senior Psychologist IPMS 7 Senior Research Officer IPMS 27 Grade 6 IPMS, 66 Grade 7 NUCPS and 518 Super Spec Inspector Band C FDA 1 Assistant Librarian IPMS 16 Librarian IPMS 5 Senior Librarian IPMS 2 Senior Training Adviser IPMS 24 Total 5,963
For collective bargaining purposes the DFEE intends to recognise four unions—the Civil and Public Services Association, the National Union of Civil and Public Servants, the Institution of Professionals, Managers and Specialists and the Association of First Division Civil Servants.
The Department will pursue single table bargaining arrangements.