§ Pete Wishart
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will estimate total annual staff costs for his Department and its agencies by nation and region of the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Leslie
The estimated staff costs for the Cabinet Office by region and nation of the United Kingdom is set out in the table.
£000 Region/nation Staff costs1 Scotland 69 Wales 242 Northern Ireland 0 North East 7,309 North West 10,179 Yorkshire and Humberside 8,138 West Midlands 7,171 East Midlands 6,134 Eastern Region 6,342 South East 16,867 South West 7,470 London 70,995 Total 140,916 1Estimates for 2001–02