Departments: Pay

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department on staff pay in each year since 1997-98; and how many staff were employed in each year.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum)

The Home Office Departmental Report (2004-05) contains outturn information on staffing numbers from 1999 to 2003 for the core department, Prison Service, Forensic Science Service, Fire Service College and United Kingdom Passport Agency (now Identity and Passport Service). The staff numbers are in tables 6.9 and 6.10 (pages 130 and 131). The report can be found on the Home Office website using this link:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/annual-report-0405-html/?version=1.

Since 2004, the Department has published consolidated Resource Accounts, which detail staff costs and staff numbers for the core department, National Probation Service, HM Prison Service, identity and Passport Service and Criminal Records Bureau. The total staff costs from the Resource Accounts, for the last four financial years, are shown as follows. The costs comprise wages and salaries, social security costs and other pension costs. Resource accounts figures for previous financial years are not available on the same basis.

Cost (£000)
2004-05 2,728,309
2005-06 2,905,651

For further information, the Home Office Resource Accounts can be accessed via the Home Office website using the following links.

2003-04 (page 36 refers):

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/resource-accounts-0304?version=1

2004-05 (pages 43 and 44 refer):

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/resource-accts-2004-05?version=1.

2005-06 (pages 67 and 68 refer):

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/resource- accounts_0506?version=1.

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