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Departmental Manpower

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff there were in (a) his Department’s predecessor in 1997 and (b) his Department on the latest date for which figures are available. (292070)

The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999. Therefore, there was no predecessor in 1997.

The latest staffing levels for the Scotland Office are published in the Office’s Annual Report for 2009, a copy of which is available on the Scotland Office website. To view this Report please see the following link:

http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/files/SO%202009.pdf

A correction to Annex 9 is also available via the following link:

http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/files/SO%202009%20ERRATUM%203.pdf