HC Deb 22 July 2004 vol 424 cc436-7W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were employed by his Department in Wales in each of the last 15 years, broken down by location. [186076]

Maria Eagle

Information on staff numbers broken down by location in Wales is not available. Information on the number of staff in Wales as a whole is not available prior to September 2001. Information at that date and each year thereafter is in the following table.

As at 30 September Number
2001 6,581
2002 7,491
2003 7,697
1. Numbers are based on headcount not Whole Time Equivalents.
2. Numbers are consistent with Cabinet Office definitions other than the inclusion of staff on paid maternity leave.
Numbers are point in time at the date shown.