HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 cc714-5W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff the Department and each Agency and non-departmental public body for which the Department is responsible had in each year since 1997; and what the cost of those staff was in each of those years. [122251]

Mr. Caborn

Data on staffing levels in the Civil Service is collected from Departments and Agencies twice-yearly, in April and October. Headline figures are published under National Statistics guidelines via a press notice. Those for October 2002 were published on 27 February 2003.

A copy of the press notice, accompanying media brief and supporting tables is available on the World Wide Web at www.civil..service.gov.uk/statistics. Copies of these documents are also placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

More detailed information on the Civil Service is published annually in 'Civil Service Statistics', copies of which are laid in the Libraries of both Houses. The last edition, based on April 2001 data, was published in June 2002. The next edition, based on April 2002 data, is due to be published at the end of July 2003.

The Cabinet Office publishes information on non-departmental public bodies in its annual publication `Public Bodies'. The information includes details of the number of staff employed by each NDPB at 31 March each year. 'Public Bodies 2002' was published in January 2003. Copies of 'Public Bodies' published each year since 1997 are available in the Libraries of both Houses.

Details of staff costs are contained in the annual accounts of the Department and the individual agencies and bodies. Copies are available in the Libraries of both Houses.