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Northern Ireland Office: Staff

Volume 707: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to reduce the number of officials in the Northern Ireland Office; and over what period of time. [HL1015]

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.