§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will detail the number of staff at his headquarters in each year since 1992; and if he will group the staff by the benefit for which they have responsibility in each of these years. 416W
§ Mr. Burt
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table.
Information regarding the resources allocated to particular areas of policy in the current year is contained in the headquarters business plan for 1996–97, a copy of which is in the Library.
Total staff in DSS (HQ) Year Staff 1992–93 1,527 1993–94 1,615 1994–95 1,635 1995–96 1,481 1996–97 1,541
1. Figures include professional staff.
2. It is not possible to provide precise figures for the number of staff working on individual benefits over this period.
3. A substantial proportion of staff are not responsible for any specific benefit or are engaged in management and supportive activities.