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Departments: Railways

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were employed by his Department with a responsibility for rail transport in each year since 2002. (128919)

The Department for Transport was established in May 2002. The number of people employed with a specific responsibility for rail transport including Rail Accident Investigation Branch (operational from October 2005) and the transfer of the Strategic Rail Authority's responsibilities (from July 2005) for each year since 2002 were:

Rail directorates

Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)

Total

May 2002

70

70

April 2002

72

72

April 2004

84

4

88

April 2005

90

36

126

April 2006

219

45

264