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Departments: Manpower

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many people work on the Commons part of the Parliamentary Estate. (158623)

About 4,700 people work in the nine buildings of the House of Commons part of the Parliamentary Estate. Apart from 646 Members, there are about 1,200 MPs' staff, 1,700 staff of the House and up to 1,200 contractors' staff (many of whom work for both Houses).