§ Mr. Streeter
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people were employed directly by her Department on(a) 1 September 1998 and (b) 1 January 1999. 
§ Clare Short
The Department for International Development employed directly the following:
Date Numbers of staff (a) September 1998 1,095 (b) January 1999 1,130
These figures do not include staff employed on contract terms both in the UK and overseas.