Government Departments: Staff

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff were employed in the Northern Ireland Office on 1 January in each of the last ten years.

Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland Office), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

Because of the devolution of policing and justice functions on 12 April 2010, and subsequent reconfiguration of the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), the NIO does not hold figures for the periods prior to 2010; attempting to obtain this information would incur disproportionate cost.

The figures below are taken from the NIO annual report and accounts for 2010/11 to 2013/14 and show both directly employed and seconded staff working in the core NIO.

Reporting Years

Number of Directly Employed Staff

Number of Seconded Staff

Overall Staff Numbers

2010/11

79

85

164

2011/12

85

69

154

2012/13

93

72

165

2013/14

101

62

163

2015*

103

30

133

* The 2015 figure is as of 22 January 2015.

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