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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what change there has been in staffing levels in his Department since June 2016.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The changes in staffing levels for Defra between 30 June 2016 and 30 June 2018 are shown in the table below:

June 2016

June 2018

Change

Headcount

1700

3,810

+2,110

Source: Office of National Statistics – Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey (June 2016 and June 2018)

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