Government Departments: Staff

House of Lords written question – answered at on 6 December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were employed by the Department for International Development (a) at the last general election, and (b) now; and what is the expected number in 12 months' time.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The number of staff employed by the Department for International Development (DfID) on 6 May 2010 and 1 November 2010 is as follows.

Date Home Civil Servants Staff Appointed in Country* Total
6 May 2010 1,634 771 2,405
1 November 2010 1,631 760 2,391

*Staff engaged locally overseas in developing countries, on local terms and conditions of service.

We are currently considering the impact of the Spending Review settlement on DfID's workforce. Projected staff figures for the next 12 months are not yet available.

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