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Scotland Office: Staff

Question for Scotland Office

UIN 93613, tabled on 22 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff were employed in his Department who were based in (a) London and (b) Scotland on (i) September 2020 and (ii) 1 April in each year from 2015 to 2020.

Answered on

25 September 2020

The Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland does not employ staff directly. All staff that join do so on an assignment, loan or secondment from other government bodies; principally the Scottish Government and the Ministry of Justice, who remain the employers.

Staff on assignment, loan or secondment from other government bodies to the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland were based as follows:

Date

London

Scotland

31 March 2015

27

44

31 March 2016

35

41

31 March 2017

34

38

31 March 2018

32

42

31 March 2019

40

45

31 March 2020

34

47

31 August 2020*

37

48

*Data provided from 31 August as nearest recorded information held to the requested dates.

Answered by

Scotland Office
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