§ Ms Oona King
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people on average were employed in the EC group of the Immigration and Nationality Department between 1 February 1996 and 31 January 1997; and how many are currently employed in the group. 112W
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
On 1 February 1996, 20 members of staff were employed in the European Community Group of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate. On 31 January 1997, the number was 20 and on 31 January 1998, 26. These figures are on a head count basis and do not take account of part-time working or job sharing.