§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many job vacancies there were at(a) administrative assistant or equivalent, (b) administrative officer or equivalent, (c) administrative executive officer, (d) higher executive officer, (e) senior executive officer, (f) grade 7 principal and (g) all positions above grade 7 level in his Department for jobs located in (i) London and (ii) the south-east between 1 April 2001 and 31 March 2002; and what is the total employment for each civil service grade. 
§ Peter Hain
[holding answer 28 October 2002]: My Department has offices in London and Cardiff. It is staffed entirely by secondees. The table shows the number of vacancies by grade as at 1 April 2001 against total employment for each grade in London.
Responsibility level Vacancies Total Staff Grades 6 and above — 2 Grade 7 — 4 Senior executive officer — 1 Higher executive officer 1 9 Executive officer — 9 Administrative officer 3 8 Administrative assistant 1 5 Total non-industrial staff 5 38