Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

On 20 December 2018 the Department employed 1,589 civil servants. On 23 June 2016 the Department employed 1,974 civil servants.

Civil servants are defined as employees, fixed term appointments and loans into the Department. These figures do not include agency workers, contractors and consultants.

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