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Departmental Employment

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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:To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobs under the remit of his Department in (a) the core department, (b) non-departmental public bodies, (c) executive agencies and (d) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by his Department are in (i) Scotland, (ii) each region in England, (iii) Wales, (iv) Northern Ireland and (v) overseas, broken down by (A) whole-time equivalent jobs and (B) the percentage per individual department, body or organisation. [127313]

I refer the hon. Member to Table D of the annual publication 'Civil Service Statistics', which is available in the Library of the House.This information is also available on the Cabinet Office Statistics website: http: // uk/statistics/css.htm.The Treasury has two advisory non-departmental public bodies and one public corporation:

NDPBStaff numberLocation
Statistics Commission7England
Public Services Productivity Panel UnitNo staffn/a
(12 members)
Bank of England12,187England
1 Bank of England is a Public Corporation.
Four parliamentary bodies are financially sponsored by the Treasury:

BodiesStaff numberLocation
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association7England
The British American Parliamentary Group1 (part-time)England
The Inter-parliamentary Group7England
The British-Irish Inter-parliamentary Body1 full-time,England
1 part-time

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) special advisers, (b) press officers, (c) civil servants, (d) advisers to civil servants and (e) permanent staff were working for his Department in each year since 1996. [126486]

The staffing figures for permanent staff (civil servants) at HM Treasury since 1996 are published on the Cabinet Office web site at

For the number of Press Officers employed by HM Treasury since 1996, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answers given by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 10 February 2002, Official Report, column 614W and the hon. Member for Buckingham (Mr. Bercow) on 10 April 2003, Official Report, column 400W.

The table following lists the number of Special Advisers in each year since 1996. Additionally, the Chief Economic Adviser has been appointed on Special Adviser terms since October 1999.

Number of special advisers in each year since 1996



HM Treasury Special Advisers2


1At 1 April.

2These figures do not include members of the Council of Economic Advisers that was established in 1997.