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Staff

Attorney-General written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Attorney-General how many staff were employed by the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Solicitor-General

The following tables contain details of the number of staff in post in the Law Officers' Departments at each grade during the past five years on 31 March.

Serious Fraud Office
Grade 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
AO 30 31 32 31 42
EO 80 79 94 89 82
HEO 53 55 44 54 46
SEO 47 42 48 40 36
Grade 7 58 54 49 53 56
Grade 6 26 31 34 29 32
SCS 12 9 11 12 13
Total 306 301 312 308 307
HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate
Grade1 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
AO 3 3 5 6 6
EO 6 7 7 8 10
HEO 3 3 4 3 4
SEO 2 2 1 2 1
Grade 7 9 7 10 5 8
Grade 6 8 10 9 11 12
SCS 3 2 4 3 3
Total 34 34 40 38 44
Treasury Solicitor's Department (TSol)(1)
Grade 2012 2011 2010 2009
AA/AO 108 101 119 114
EO 138 131 107 116
HEO/SEO 98 104 127 107
Grade 6/7 614 533 510 451
SCS 76 70 80 82
Total (2)1,034 939 943 870
(1) TSol data also covers staff at the Attorney-General's Office. Data is not available in this form for 2008 and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. (2) The DEFRA legal team was absorbed into TSol in September 2011.
Crown Prosecution Service
CPS grade CS equivalent grade 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
A1 AA 126 179 260 335 755
A2 AO 1,726 1,864 2,280 2,256 1,914
Paralegal Assistant AO 235 240
B1 EO 825 1,000 1,849 1,777 1,809
Paralegal Officer EO 775 720
Legal Trainee EO 1 4 0 0 0
B2 HEO 270 339 447 411 837
Paralegal Business Manager HEO 70 74
Associate Prosecutor HEO 435 452 466 447
B3 SEO 136 161 186 157 127
Crown Prosecutor SEO 21 55 80 107 120
Senior Crown Prosecutor G7 1,639 1,608 1,643 1,662 1,855
Crown Advocate G7 651 876 880 853 538
Senior Legal Advisor G7
Specialist Prosecutor G7 127
Band D G7 336 415 453 426 467
Band E G6 155 171 199 146 146
Senior Crown Advocate G6 39 36 42 28 10
Principal Crown Advocate G6 14 15 10 6 5
Chief Crown Prosecutor and SLM SCS 54 54 50 49 52
SCS (inc. G1 Perm Secretary) SCS 13 19 37 33 30
Total   7,648 8,282 8,882 8,693 8,665

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