The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Central Office of Information. I have asked the chief executive to reply.
Letter from Alan Bishop, dated
As Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question (249953) to place in the Library a copy of the information held on the Knowledge Archive and Retain databases detailing information on employee headcount, job titles in use and allocation of staff between divisions in each year since 2006-07.
The Knowledge Archive is an IT programme that categorises jobs by different headings such as type or subject in order to locate them more easily in our records. It does not have data about employee headcount, job titles or staff allocation between divisions.
Retain is a proprietary resource planning IT tool used in just one division of COI to help manage project workflow. It does not have data about employee headcount, COI wide job titles or staff allocation between divisions.