§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Prime Minister how many staff were employed by his Office on(a) 2 May 1997 and (b) 31 May 2002. 
§ The Prime Minister
As of the start of the financial year, at 1 April 2002, there were 190 staff on the No. 10 payroll.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham, North (Mr. Allen) on 5 November 2001, Official Report, column 8W.