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Departmental Manpower

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff were employed in his Department in each year since 1997. (204144)

The table shows the staff in post in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 1 April each year from 1997 to 2008.

Staff in post

1997

352

1998

365

1999

359

2000

407

2001

403

2002

469

2003

488

2004

490

2005

525

2006

523

2007

527

2008

477

Staff in post rose significantly between 1 April 2001 and 1 April 2002 reflecting machinery of government changes and a resulting transfer of staff from the Cabinet Office and Home Office.