HL Deb 17 December 2001 vol 630 c29WA
Baroness Blatch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many staff are currently employed directly, and how many are funded indirectly, by the Department for Education and Skills. [HL 856]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) employs directly 4,299 staff (4,103 permanent and 196 temporary).

Details of the number of staff funded indirectly by DfES could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.