§ Ms Hewitt
The Department of Trade and Industry and its agencies have reorganised their grading structures since 1997. This makes drawing direct comparison between current grades and those in 1997 very difficult.
In light of this, the following two tables have been provided:Table 1 shows a comparison of the total number of staff in the Department of Trade and Industry on 1 January 1997 and the current date;Table 2 shows a breakdown of the current staff in DTI and its agencies in terms of the closest equivalent of the old Civil Service grades.
To produce an equivalent table for 1997 would incur disproportionate cost.
Table 1: Staff on 1 January 1997 and as of the current date Number 1 January 1997 9,143 23 January 2004 9,224
Table 2: Breakdown of the current grade structure Grade Level Headcount AA Level 498 AO Level 2,346 EO Level 1,576 HEO Level 1,806 SEO Level 834 Grade 7 Level 1,089 Grade 6 Level 398 Faststream 141 Senior Civil Service 468 Unknown Grade1 68 Grand total 9,224 1Unknown grade includes staff who have joined the Department from other organisations and who have not been fully assimilated into DTI systems.