John Redwood (Wokingham, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent employees his Department employed in May 2010; and how many it employed in the latest period for which figures are available.
Simon Burns (Minister of State (Health), Health; Chelmsford, Conservative)
The information requested is shown in the following table.
|May 2010||April 2012|
|Number||Full-time equivalent||Number||Full-time equivalent|
|Civil servants total||2,651||2,570||2,352||2,271|
|Agency staff contractors total||834||795||313||305|