Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Eric Martlew Eric Martlew Labour, Carlisle

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were employed by his predecessor Department in Cumbria in 1997; and how many were employed by his Department in Cumbria at the most recent date for which figures are available.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The number of staff employed by DEFRA's predecessor Department in Cumbria in 1997 is unavailable.

The number of staff (in full-time equivalents) employed at DEFRA's offices in Cumbria as at 30 June 2008 was as follows:

Full-time equivalent
Carlisle (DEFRA) 1.00
Carlisle (Animal Health) 40.79
Carlisle (Rural Payments Agency) 377.57
Penrith (Veterinary Laboratories Agency) 25.18
Whitehaven (Marine and Fisheries Agency) 1.54
Workington (Rural Payments Agency) 672.37
Total 1,118.45

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