§ Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove
Bay asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many staff the following departments (or the total of those parts of their predecessor departments within the same functions) employed in 1997 and 1992 (a) in London and (b) in the rest of South-East England: Culture, Media and Sport; Customs and Excise; Education and Skills; Work and Pensions; Health; Trade and Industry; Home Office; Constitutional Affairs; and the Office for National Statistics. [HL4600]
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
The figures are shown in the table below. The tables represent the data reported to the Mandate database for the two time points, 1 April 1992 and 1 April 1997, and are based on the full-time equivalence for the number of permanent staff in each department. The Mandate database consists of staffing data collected electronically from departments and agencies. The figures shown are the overall figures for departments including any departmental agencies.
There have been many changes in departmental responsibilities since 1992 a list of which, ranging from 1985 to April 2002, can be found at www.civil-service.gov.uk/statistics.
Full Time Equivalents 1 April 1997 Current Department Name Equivalent Department Name London Rest of South East Permant Non-Industrial Staff Customs and Excise Customs and Excise 4,210 5,950 Health Health 2,450 10 Trade and Industry Trade and Industry 4,420 580 Home Office Home Office 11,510 8,600 Constitutional Affairs Lord Chancellor's Dept 4,340 870 Office of National Statistics Office of National Statistics 750 680 Education and Skills Education and Employment 10,390 110 Works and Pensions Social Security 10,540 6,170 Culture, Media and Sport National Heritage 340 0 Permanent Industrial Staff Home Office Home Office 280 540 Works and Pensions Social Security 0 0
Full Time Equivalents 1 April 1997 Current Department Name Equivalent Department Name London Rest of South East Permanent Non-Industrial Staff Customs and Excise Customs and Excise 6,540 7,730 Health Health 3,690 90 Trade and Industry Trade and Industry 6,450 530 Home Office Home Office 12,840 8,290 Constitutional Affairs Lord Chancellor's Dept 4,290 1,420 Office of National Statistics Office Population Census and Surveys 550 850 Central Statistical Office 364 0 Education and Skills Education and Science Employment 1,480 120 Department Group 9,670 5,470 Works and Pensions Social Security 10,520 6,340 Culture Media and Sport No Department Permanent Industrial Staff Home Office Home Office 190 590 Works and Pensions Social Security 30 10
1. All numbers rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Employment Department Group was abolished on 5 July 1995. The majority of staff joined what became the Department for Education and Employment.
3.Culture. Media and Sport was formed in 1998 from National Heritage, which itself was newly created on 3 July 1992, using staff transferred from several departments.
4. The Office Population Census and Surveys and Central Statistical Office merged to form the Office of National Statistics on 1 April 1996.