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Departmental Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were directly employed by his Department in each of the last 10 years; and how many self-employed workers were engaged by the Department in each such year. (254833)

The following table presents the number of staff directly employed by the Department. Figures for 1999 to 2007 are taken from the annual departmental reports. Information about staff employed in 2008 will be published in the 2009 departmental report later in the year.

Core Department of Health (full-time equivalents)

2007

2,178

2006

2,250

2005

2,245

2004

2,050

2003

2,964

2002

3,390

2001

3,809

2000

3,632

1999

3,753

The information on the number of self-employed workers is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.