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Baroness Scott of Needham Market (Liberal Democrat)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom Civil Service jobs are currently located in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) Wales.

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Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, Director General for ONS, to Baroness Scott, dated February 2012.

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many United Kingdom Civil Service jobs are currently located in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) Wales (HL15346).

Estimates of regional Civil Service employment are published annually by the Office for National Statistics on the National Statistics website. The data available refer to the survey reference date of 31 March 2011.

The following table provides the headcount of Home Civil Servants in post for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as at 31 March 2011.

Regional distribution of Civil Service employment 12
All employees
Headcount
Total
31 March 2011
England 404,043
Scotland 48,832
Wales 33,299
Northern Ireland 4,355
All employees 490,529

Source: Annual Civil Service Employment Survey

1 Workplace postcode data are used to derive geographical information

2 Excludes employees of the Northern Ireland Civil Service

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