Ministry of Justice: Staff

Ministry of Justice 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 Justice, how many staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In MoJ, staff data is collected monthly at month-end, as such we have provided data at the nearest available snapshot dates below:

  1. 70,227 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) - as at 30 November 2018

  2. 63,364 FTE – as at 30 June 2016

    The increase noted is almost exclusively in HMPPS (6,311 FTE) and predominantly in the operational line.

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