§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many civil servants of the following grades were in post in his Department on 1 April and how many he expects to be in post in his Department on 1 April 1981, 1 April 1982 and 1 April 1983: permanent secretary, deputy secretary, under-secretary and assistant secretary.
§ Mr. Eyre
The staff in post in my Department on 1 April included one permanent secretary, five deputy secretaries, 23 under-secretaries and 55 assistant secretaries. Details of forward staffing requirements are still being worked out and I cannot say at this stage what I expect the numbers to be in each of these grades over the next three years. It is,390W however, my intention to see that savings in posts at senior levels continue to be broadly in proportion to the planned overall reduction in numbers.