§ Brian White
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much time his Department spent dealing with honours in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by civil service grade. 
§ Mr. Stephen Twigg
Between April 2003 and March 2004, the Department had the following staff dedicated to departmental honours secretariat work:
Number HEO 0.6 EO 1 AO 2 AA 0.8
Members of the senior civil service spent 102 hours during the year on the twice-yearly honours sift meetings.
The majority of the work on honours is undertaken by the departmental honours team. Information is not available on time spent on honours related work by departmental staff who are not members of the Department's honours team.