§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what grades of staff he proposes to remove from each Directorate of the establishment of the Department; and how many posts will remain in each. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The Department is restructuring 14 directorates into three business groups. By October 2004, the numbers of posts per business group will beHealth and Social Care Standards and Quality: 804Health and Social Care Delivery: 626Strategy and Business Development: 815
The Department's headcount in November 2003 was 3,631. The reduction to 2,245 posts will be achieved through a combination of transfers to partner organisations, natural wastage and managed exits. The numbers and grade of staff falling into each of those categories and from which of the three business groups is not yet known.