HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c527W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many lawyers are employed by his Department; and how many were employed in 1995. [117818]

Dr. Reid

The Scotland Office employs 16 qualified lawyers in the office of the Advocate-General for Scotland. It is not possible to provide a meaningful comparison with the legal staffing of the Scottish Office before devolution.