Government Departments: Staff

House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff have been employed by the Department for International Development in each year since 1997.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The numbers of staff employed by the Department for International Development in each year since 1997 are shown in the table below.

The figures show our Home Civil Servant (HCS) staff and our Staff Appointed in Country (SAIC).

SAIC are employed locally overseas on local terms and conditions, in support of our in-country development activity.

Year No. of HCS employees No. of SAIC employees Total
1997 1,714 330 2,044
1998 1,690 356 2,046
1999 1,822 457 2,279
2000 1,896 404 2,300
2001 1,884 424 2,298
2002 1,956 739 2,695
2003 1,933 874 2,807
2004 1,949 918 2,867
2005 1,928 989 2,917
2006 1,847 932 2,779
2007 1,765 874 2,639
2008 1,658 843 2,501
2009 1,647 763 2,410
2010 1,619 766 2,385
2011 1,609 760 2,369

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