§ Ruth Kelly
I refer the hon. Member to the staffing figures published in the annual publication 'Civil Service Statistics' which covers permanent staff numbers (FTE basis). Copies of the publication are laid in the Libraries of both Houses. The last edition, with updates based on April 2001 data was published in June 2002.
Alternatively, this information is available at the following address on the Cabinet Office website: http://www.civil-service.gov.uk/statistics/css.htm.