§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the total number of people working for the European Commission; and if he will break this down by nationality.
§ Mr. Hurd
As of 31 December 1982, the total number of staff employed by the Commission was 9,283, of whom 8,904 were permanent and 379 temporary. The breakdown by nationality was as follows:
Numbers Belgium 2,466 Denmark 363 France 1,251 Germany 1,283 Greece 355 Ireland 179 Italy 1,509 Luxembourg 446 Netherlands 497 United Kingdom 857 Others 77