§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants there are in the Overseas Development Administration currently; and how many there were(a) in 1984 and (b) in 1974; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The requested information is:
1974 1984 1994 Total staff numbers as at 1 April 2,164 1,756 1,554
Reductions have been made possible through rationalisation and efficiency improvements.