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Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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 Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was created in October 2008. Therefore there is no data prior to that date.

The data in the following table shows the number of civil servants, by grade, working in DECC at 31 March for each year.

Grade 2009 2010 2011 2012
AA 2 1
AO 68.47 72.56 75.6
EO 111.39 108.49 110.83
HEO 195.2 231.39 235.57
Faststream 51.1 66.03 69
SEO 119.57 139.57 161.13
Grade 7 265.7 311.23 367.94
Grade 6 128.77 144.71 170.74
SCSPB1 60.29 63 68.12
SCSPB2 15.33 20.08 23.08
SCSPB3 3 3 3
Permanent Secretary 1 1 1
Total 768.1 1021.82 1162.06 1286.01

The data above shows staff in full time equivalent (fte).

The total number of staff shown for 2009 is the average number of staff used throughout the period as shown in the Department's Annual Report and Resource Account 2008-09 as a detailed grade breakdown of staff in March 2009 is not held.

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