§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people were employed in her Department in each of the last four years. 188W
§ Clare Short
The numbers of staff employed by DFID in each of the last four years were as follows:
Year Number 1997–98 1,007 1998–99 1,095 1999–2000 1,280 2000–01 1,313
These figures do not include staff employed on contract terms in the UK and overseas.