§ Brian White
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much time her Department spent dealing with honours in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by Civil Service grade. 
§ Ms Hewitt
The DTI has a full-time Honours Secretary (Range 8) and had, until September 2003, an Assistant Honours Secretary (50 per cent. of a Range 6 post) who dealt with public nominations and expenses for investitures.
The Permanent Secretary and the Department's Directors General, together with the Head of the Honours Unit (Range 10) and the Honours Secretary take part in the twice yearly formal internal honours 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.