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Statistics on responsibility level by region are not published. In order to provide this information, an ad hoc analysis has been required. This analysis is based on the Mandate survey which currently provides approximately 90 per cent coverage of Civil Service departments and agencies.
|Civil serviceemployees in the north-east by responsibility level, 30 September 2006|
Please note that since 1 April 1996 all departments and agencies have had delegated responsibility for the pay and grading of their employees, except for those in the Senior Civil Service (SCS).
Departments and agencies have developed their own pay and grading systems, and it has become less appropriate to present statistics in terms of the previous Service-wide grades.
The distinction between non-industrial and industrial grades has also become less meaningful as departments and agencies have introduced their own grades.
Instead, the concept of broad responsibility levels is used, in which departmental grades have been assigned to levels broadly equivalent (in terms of pay and job weight) to the former Service-wide grades and in recent years it has become necessary to amalgamate some of these broad levels further.
Employees on temporary promotion are reported at the higher level rather than at their substantive grade.
Rob Marris: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take by (i) 2012 and (ii) 2020 to adapt to the effects of climate change as they affect his Departmental responsibilities; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle [holding answer 6 December 2007]: The draft Climate Change Bill, which has just been introduced into Parliament, proposes to set out a requirement for the Government to produce the first UK risk assessment on climate change within three years. Following this, it is proposed that the Government will update the risk report and programme on a five-yearly basis, with one informing the other.
As a result of the impacts of climate change, the annual costs of flooding to homes, businesses and infrastructure could increase. The Government announced in the 2007 comprehensive spending review that funding for flood and coastal erosion risk management across Government will increase to £800 million in 2010-11. The Government will also introduce an adaptation toolkit of £10 million per year to assist communities in adapting to change where constructing defences is not the most appropriate means of managing flood and coastal erosion risk.
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of levels of staff satisfaction amongst customs officers in HM Revenue and Customs; and if he will make a statement. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs customs officers were employed combating (a) missing trader intra-community and (b) excise fraud in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement. 
The full-time equivalents (FYE) of staff employed to tackle missing trader intra-community fraud for 2005-06 to 2006-07 and fraud in alcohol, oils and tobacco for 2005-06 and 2006-07 are shown in the following table (figures for 2003-04 to 2004-05 are not available).
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs are responsible for monitoring and reviewing security arrangements to ensure that policy, standards and procedures for information security remain up-to-date; 
Jane Kennedy: HMRC Security and Business Continuity is responsible for setting standards and policy, for providing specialist advice and guidance and personnel security vetting, and providing independent assurance on security business continuity within the Department. This central role is in addition to the responsibility of individual business units to maintain and monitor security arrangements.
At 1 December 2007 there were (a) 7.2 officials in HM Treasurys Group Security Unit and (b) 73 officials working in HM Revenue and Customs Security and Business Continuity Team. In addition, it is the responsibility of each individual line manager to ensure that their staff follow the departments security procedures.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many attempted hacking, suspected cyber attacks or other malicious computer security breaches were committed against the computer systems of (a) his Department and ( b) HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last three years for which information is available; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Eagle: It is not in the interests of the UKs national security for departments to confirm whether they hold information about attacks against their IT systems. This would enable individuals to deduce how successful the UK is in detecting these attacks and so assist such persons in testing the effectiveness of the UKs IT defences. This is not in the public interest.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates (HC 29), if he will break down his Department's (a) main estimate and (b) winter supplementary estimate provision by subhead in (i) near cash and (ii) non-cash terms. 
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Angela Eagle: As provided in the answer given by the then Financial Secretary (John Healey) on 2 March 2007, Official Report, column 1574W, the costs of early severance and early retirement for the Department during the financial years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 are as follows.
Costs for the financial year 2005-06 have been restated to take account of programme early retirement costs, previously omitted in error. Reapportioned costs for 12-month periods, with a 30 June year-end, could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many secondments of staff were made (a) to and (b) from his Department in each year since 1997; which organisations staff were seconded (i) to and (ii) from; how many staff were seconded in each year; for how long each secondment lasted; and what the cost was of each secondment in each year. 
Australian Department of Finance
Bank of England
Brunswick Public Relations
Christian Action Research and Education
City of London
Ernst and Young
Estonian Ministry of Finance
Financial Services Authority
Health Development Agency
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