HL Deb 25 April 2002 vol 634 c45WA
Lord Hughes of Woodside

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish the recruitment statistics for GCHQ in 2000. [HL3994]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Amos)

GCHQ notified the Civil Service Commissioners that as a result of recruitment schemes run in 2000, 324 individuals have joined the department or are awaiting completion of the application process. This compares with 241 reported for 1999 recruitment schemes. In addition, one former member of staff was reappointed in 2000, compared with nine in 1999.