HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 cc187-8W
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. [23798]

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.