Gareth Thomas (Harrow West, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff who will transfer from his Department, its non-departmental public bodies and executive agency's workforce to a mutual in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
Simon Burns (Minister of State (Health), Health; Chelmsford, Conservative)
No staff in the Department, its agency the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, or its non-departmental public bodies transferred to a mutual in 2011-12. No staff have transferred during 2012-13 to date, and there are currently no plans for transfers to a mutual in the future.