§ Lord Tebbit
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many officials are employed in the secretariat of the Union administering the work of the intergovernmental pillars of the European Union.
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Chalker of Wallasey):
The Common Foreign and Security Policy Section of the Council Secretariat employs 51 staff, of whom 26 are Administrative grade. Of those, approximately half are on temporary secondment from national foreign ministries. The Justice and Home Affairs Section employs 29 staff, of whom 10 are Administrative grade.