HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 cc729-30W
Mr. Duncan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list by grade the number of officials in his Department at grade 3 or above who have (a) taken early retirement, (b) taken official leave, (c) been dismissed, (d) changed jobs within the Department, (e) moved to another Department and (f) been offered and rejected an alternative position (i) within the Department and (ii) in another Department since 1 May. [27462]

Angela Eagle

Since 1 May 1997(a) two senior civil servants have retired before pensionable age, (b) no central record is kept of official leave taken, (c) no senior officers have been dismissed, (d) 14 senior staff have changed jobs within the Department largely as a result of the merger of the Departments of the Environment and of Transport which took place in June 1997, (e) 1 senior officer has moved to another Department (f) no senior officers have formally been offered and rejected posts in either this Department or any other Department.