§ 12. Mr. Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many civil servants his Department employs currently; and if he will make a statement on trends relating to civil service numbers(a) since May 1997 and (b) projected over the next three years. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
My Department currently employs 35 civil servants, with a further five vacancies. Questions relating to overall civil service numbers should be directed to my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office.