HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc1014-5W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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. [122256]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Data on staffing levels in the Civil Service are 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 available in the Library.

More detailed information on the Civil Service is published annually in "Civil Service Statistics", copies of which are available in the Library. 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 Library.

The information on staff costs is published in the Department of Health's Annual Report. Copies of the document are also available in the Library.