§ Dr. Julian Lewis
To ask the Solicitor General how many net additional staff her Department has recruited in each month since June 2001 at(a) executive officer level and (b) administrative level.
§ The Solicitor-General
[holding answer 29 April 2002]: The figures for the Departments for which the Attorney General is responsible are as follows:
Serious Fraud OfficeRecord keeping by the SFO does not allow the breakdown of the creation of new posts on a month by month basis without incurring disproportionate costs. However, during the year 1 April 2001 to 1 April 2002, the SFO created 24 additional executive officer posts and 18 additional administrative officer posts.
HM Crown Prosecution Service InspectorateIn the period June 2001 to April 2002, HMCPSI created three additional posts, two at executive officer level and one at administrative officer level.
Treasury Solicitor's DepartmentIn relation to the Treasury Solicitor's Department (including Legal Secretariat to the Law officers), no additional posts were created in the period June 2001 to Apri 2002.
Crown Prosecution ServiceThe number of net additional staff recruited since June 2001 by the Crown Prosecution Service is set out in the attached table. The figures are Full Time equivalent figures, reflecting the fact that some posts are part-time.