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Departmental Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people his Department employs. (255685)

Each quarter the Office for National Statistics provides information on the number of people employed by Government Departments. The latest published Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey statistics are for 30 September 2008, and are available at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_labour/Table6AllDepts.xls

The statistics for DEFRA predate the creation of DECC on 3 October 2008, when approximately 340 people transferred out of the Department.