Charles Walker (Broxbourne, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the full-time equivalent headcount in his Department is; what the forecast full-time equivalent headcount for his Department is for (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.
Peter Hain (Secretary of State, Wales Office; Neath, Labour)
The Wales Office publishes its headcount in its annual departmental report which is available in the House Library or via our website:
The planned full-time equivalent headcount stands at 62 per year for each year, and will remain so for 2009-10. The actual out-turn has consistently been below this.