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Departmental Manpower

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in the private office of each Minister in his Department; and at what annual cost to the public purse. (271174)

Public sector staffing costs are set out annually as part of Departments’ annual resource accounts. The Treasury Group’s audited accounts for 2008-09 will be published later this year.

The following table sets out details of the number of staff employed in each ministerial office in the Treasury. This includes five members of staff on secondment who continue to be paid by their home Departments.

Minister

Number of full-time equivalent staff

Chancellor of the Exchequer

11

Chief Secretary

8

Exchequer Secretary

5

Economic Secretary

5

Financial Secretary

6

Financial Services Secretary (since October 2008)

5