Question 190: To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons employed by his Department in 2004; the number transferred to the Health Service Executive on its formation; the number currently employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Response from Minister James Reilly (Department of Health: 8th June 2011)

At the end of December 2004, there were 630.02 Whole Time Equivalents employed in my Department. 17 individuals moved to the HSE on a permanent or secondment basis following its formation. There are currently 453.76 Whole Time Equivalents employed in my Department (figures correct at end May 2011).