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Departmental Parliamentary Questions

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff work in his Department’s parliamentary branch; and what proportion of their time is spent on dealing with (a) parliamentary questions and (b) correspondence from hon. Members and Peers. (174954)

There are eight members of staff in parliamentary branch, two of whom work solely on parliamentary questions.

Correspondence from hon. Members and peers is handled by the Department’s customer contact unit.