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Departmental Staff

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many employees work in each of the Northern Ireland departments; and how many are employed (a) in each of the Northern Ireland departmental headquarters, broken down by location and (b) each of the other offices of each Department. (78560)

The total number of employees (permanent and temporary), based on a head count, working in each of the 11 Northern Ireland Departments and NIO, including agencies, and in each of the departmental headquarters location at 1 January 2006 (20 June 2006 for NIO) was as follows;

Department

Location of headquarters

Total headcount at 1 January 2006

Headcount at HQ location at 1 January 2006

DARD

Dundonald House, Belfast. BT4

4,110

1,099

DETI

Netherleigh, Belfast. BT4

747

354

DE

Rathgael House, Bangor.

694

565

DRD

Clarence Court, Belfast. BT2

4,695

633

DOE

Clarence Court, Belfast. BT2

2,785

112

DFP

Rathgael House, Bangor

3,050

312

DHSSPS

Castle Buildings, Belfast. BT4

1,034

654

DCAL

Interpoint, Belfast. BT15

461

171

DEL

Adelaide House, Belfast, BT2

1,845

370

DSD

Lighthouse, Belfast BT

8,187

332

OFMDFM

Castle Buildings, Belfast. BT4

369

41

Sub Total

27,977

4,643

NIO1 (inc NIPS)

Stormont Castle, Belfast BT4 (

3,744 (153)

73(8)

(Dundonald House, Belfast. BT4)

217 (6)

Grand Total

31,721

4,933

1 Total NIO headcount figures include NI Prison Service (NIPS) and both NICS and Home Civil Service (HCS) staff. The figures in brackets indicate the number of HCS staff included in each of the NIO totals. NIO and NIPS HQ figures are shown separately.

I have placed in the Library a table showing the number of employees (permanent and temporary), based on a head count, working in departmental headquarters and each of the other offices of each Department.