HC Deb 28 October 2002 vol 391 cc602-3W
Mr. Keith Simpson

To ask the Prime Minister how many Government sponsored official histories are in preparation; when each was commissioned; who the authors are; what the estimated dates of completion are; and what the estimated cost in each case is. [74921]

The Prime Minister

The original programme of official histories commissioned by the War Cabinet, and covering military and civil histories of the second world war, was extended in 1966 by the then Prime Minister to include selected periods or episodes of peacetime history. The following are currently in preparation:

(d) higher executive officer,(e) senior executive officer, (f) grade 7 principal and (g) all postions above grade 7 level in her Department for jobs located in (i) London and (ii) the South East between 1 April 2001 and 31 March: and what is the total employment for each civil service grade. [76554]


My Department has a number of staff located in London. The following table provides a breakdown of staff numbers and vacancies between 1 April 2001 and 31 March 2002.

London region
Responsibility level Vacancies Total staff
G6 and above 5
G7 3
EO 9
London region
Responsibility level Vacancies Total staff
AO 5 12
AA 4
Other 0 0
Total 5 36

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