HC Deb 02 June 1980 vol 985 c522W
Mr. Moate

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what figures he has of the total number of persons, including Members, their secretaries and research assistants, who work in the Palace of Westminster and its outbuildings; and if he will set out the numbers by broad categories.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Available figures in the form requested are listed below; they include part-time staff.

House of Lords
Daily average attendance of Peers* 292
Clerks' Department 127
Black Rod's Department 84
Lord Chancellor's Department 64
Refreshment Department 51
Government Whips Office 5
Labour Whips Office 2
Liberal Whips Office 1
House of Commons
Members 635
Private Secretaries †638
Research Assistants †l81
Post Office 90
Journalists 250
Secretaries (Press) 5
Speaker's Office 10
Clerks' Department 127
Serjeant At Arms Dept. 210
Library 129
Administration Department 64
Department of the Official Report 69
Refreshment Department 244
*It is not possible to indicate which indvidual Peers' secretaries work in the building.
†These figures vary from day to day.
DOE/PSA Staff at Palace of Westminster
Works staff 183
Cleaners 41
Supplies staff 28