§ Brian White
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much time his Department spent dealing with honours in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by civil service grade. 
§ Hilary Benn
DFID's departmental honours team undertakes the majority of the work on honours. Information is not available on time spent on honours related work, by departmental staff who are not members of the Department's honours team.
The Department for International Development honours team spent a total of 138 days (1,100 staff hours) on honours work, during the year April 2003 to March 2004.
The DFID honours team, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, includes staff at the following grades:
- 4 x senior civil servants
- 1 x grade 7
- 1 x higher executive officer
- 1 x administrative assistant