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.
In MoJ, staff data is collected monthly at month-end, as such we have provided data at the nearest available snapshot dates below:
70,227 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) - as at 30 November 2018
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.