(2) what the staffing level is of his Department in its first year.
(2) how many staff in his Department were previously employed by (a) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (b) the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and (c) other Government departments on (i) a full-time equivalent and (ii) a headcount basis.
The new Department (DECC) will consist of posts taken from the existing Departments for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and from Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (DEFRA). The detail is still being worked on, but the Department of Energy and Climate Change will comprise roughly 900 posts, approximately 500 from BERR and 400 from DEFRA. Once the detail has been agreed, the information on numbers of posts will be a matter of public record.