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Staff Numbers

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were employed by his Department in (a) 2001–02 and (b) 2002–03. [106963]

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley, South (Mr. Alexander) on 4 April 2003, Official Report, column 891W, which details the available published information across the Civil Service.The Home Office (HO) staffing figures for 1 April 2003 are as follows:

Core HO (including IND)16,283
Prison Service43,414
United Kingdom Passport and Records Agency2,864
Forensic Science Service2,604
1 Budget Support Group figures: permanent full-time equivalent staff