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Northern Ireland Office: Staff Numbers

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proposals they have to reduce the staff of the Northern Ireland Office; how many staff will be lost; and by when. [HL5638]

There are no targets for reducing staff numbers. The department’s administration budget has been cut by 5 per cent year on year from 2008-09 to 2010-11. Administrative budgets have been set in line with these reductions and the necessary savings will be found in a variety of ways.