asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 11 December 2007 (WA 26) concerning the number of employees in the Northern Ireland Office, what is the CSR07 settlement figure; and what are the headcount figures for the three CSR07 years, due to be available at the start of the 2008–09 financial year. [HL4337]
The Northern Ireland Office's CSR settlement figure will reduce the department's administration cost budget by 5 per cent year on year, from 2008-09 through to 2010-11 as stated in the previous Written Answer (WA 26). The headcount figures are still being determined, in line with the 5 per cent year-on-year cuts.