HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 c114W
John McDonnell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the introduction of assessment centers for promotion to HEO and G7 grades cost his Department in each year since its introduction. [163630]

Fiona Mactaggart

[holding answer 31 March 2004]: Assessment centers were introduced in February 2002 for two key grades: Higher Executive/Chief Immigration Officer (HEO/CIO) and Grade 7. Estimated total resource costs for running the Assessment centers were as follows:

Grade Numbers assessed Estimated resource cost (£)
Grade 7 288 365,000
HEO/CIO 1,208 865,000
Grade 7 939 1,078,000
HEO/CIO 2,342 1,159,000