§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many lawyers are employed by his Department; and how many were employed in 1995. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
Following devolution, the Wales Office was established on 1 July 1999, and employs one lawyer who works four days per week.
In 1995 the former Welsh Office employed 23 lawyers in established posts, excluding trainees and probationers.