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Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th February 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Following are the number of core DEFRA staff in post on 31 March in each of the last five years, broken down by their grade when they joined the Department. All figures are in full-time equivalents.

31 March 2008
Grade On entry As at 31 March 2008
SCS 74.95 148.73
Grade 6 54.64 141.59
Grade 7 233.99 484.31
SEO 186.00 351.14
HEO 450.09 737.53
EO 584.08 480.61
AO 517.16 455.35
AA 631.22 68.80
Unknown 135.93 0.00
Total 2,868.06 2,868.06
31 March 2009
Grade On entry As at 31 March 2009
SCS 59.19 132.43
Grade 6 42.65 124.08
Grade 7 243.89 470.39
SEO 150.22 301.65
HEO 396.93 638.73
EO 521.95 416.19
AO 477.82 406.44
AA 587.93 55.17
Unknown 64.50 0.00
Total 2,545.08 2,545.08
31 March 2010
Grade On entry As at 31 March 2010
SCS 61.70 141.50
Grade 6 44.75 115.94
Grade 7 274.35 491.68
SEO 168.93 296.27
HEO 465.42 642.81
EO 469.70 421.04
AO 497.50 366.93
AA 524.37 38.55
Unknown 8.00 0.00
Total 2,514.72 2,514.72
31 March 2011
Grade On entry As at 31 March 2011
SCS 57.46 127.98
Grade 6 45.85 119.83
Grade 7 261.72 485.03
SEO 175.13 325.19
HEO 461.92 623.77
EO 455.51 414,40
AO 464.87 327.89
AA 522.82 28.19
Unknown 7.00 0.00
Total 2,452.28 2,452.28
31 March 2012
Grade On entry As at 31 March 2012
SCS 41.80 98.98
Grade 6 40.43 84.03
Grade 7 182.05 381.62
SEO 166.62 310.16
HEO 425.90 558.90
EO 389.37 340.95
AO 399.02 285.82
AA 438.39 24.12
Unknown 1.00 0.00
Total 2,084.58 2,084.58

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