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Civil Contingencies Secretariat: Staff

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 17th January 2019.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour), Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people currently work in the civil contingencies secretariat.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Civil Contingencies Secretariat sits within the wider National Security Secretariat. The budget

for the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) for 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 is set out

in the table below;


Total Budget


£11.9 million


£15,4 million


£16.9 million

The current delegated headcount for CCS is 94. This is the maximum number of staff paid out of the CCS budget, it does not include staff working in or with the Secretariat paid for by other departments or programmes.

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