HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 cc707-8W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Leader of the House how many staff his office had in each year since 1997; and what they cost in each year. [122297]

Peter Hain

The number of staff employed in the Office of the Leader and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, where available, is as follows:

From Number of staff
July 1998 8
November 1999 10
August 2000 11
January 2002 12

The post of Deputy Leader of the House of Commons was created in July 1999.

Full costs for 2002–03, including Ministerial and Special Adviser salaries were £670,971.10.

Additional information can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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