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Departmental Accountancy

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff were employed by his Department’s Internal Audit Department in each financial year since 1997-98. (258017)

The Department for International Development’s (DFID) Internal Audit Department (IAD) employed the following numbers of staff from 2004-05 onwards:

Number

2004-05

16

2005-06

17

2006-07

18

2007-08

15

2008-09 (to date)

17

IAD also supplements its in-house resources through using external consultants to deliver or support certain internal audit assignments.

Staff numbers are not available by Department within DFID for financial years prior to 2004-05 when a new human resources database was introduced.