§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the whole-time equivalent staffing of the Saudi Armed Forces Project Office in his Department was over the past five years; what secondments to and from the Office have taken place in that period; and to which agencies or enterprises. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The number of full-time staff employed on 31 March of each of the past five years was as follows:
Number 2000 173 2001 185 2002 180 2003 180 2004 166
There were no secondments to or from the Saudi Armed Forces Project Office during this period.