The number of staff working at the Office of our Permanent Representative to the European Union for the past three years is set out in the table as follows.
|January||UK based||Locally engaged|
|(1) The figure for 2006 includes temporary reinforcements for the UK Presidency of the EU in the second half of 2005. |
To compile data on the staffing levels at our Permanent Representation to the EU, prior to 2005-06 would incur disproportionate costs.