HC Deb 10 January 2002 vol 377 cc1020-1W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were employed in his Department in each of the last four years. [23784]

Mr. Blunkett

The available information for 1 April 2001 was published by the Cabinet Office on 8 November 2001. Figures for the previous three years are set out in Civil Service Statistics for 2000 which is available in the Library.

For ease of reference, the available data are set out in the table. The figures given are full-time equivalents.

Home Office area 1 April 1998 1 April 1999 1 April 2000 1 April 20011
UKPA3 1,280 1,250 1,320 2,270
HM Prison Service 39,360 38,750 40,560 41,490
Total 50,200 49,540 53,110 59,160
1 1 April 2001 figures come from the Cabinet Office National Statistics briefing published on 8 November 2001.
2 2 Most of the increase in the non-agency Home Office is as a result of expansion within the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
3United Kingdom Passport Agency.


The April figures include some staff (like those of the Fire Service College) who later moved from the Home Office in the machinery of Government transfers of 8 June 2001


Civil Service Statistics 2000