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Departmental Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her plans are for the number of staff employed by her Department in the next three years. (251793)

Our overall administration budget, from which most but not all of our staff are funded, is falling by 5 per cent. real year on year. We aim to maximise the efficiency with which we deploy our resources, and in doing so we would expect some reduction in staff numbers in the years ahead.