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Home Department written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to whom his Department distributes expenditure on research and development; how many staff are employed as a result; and how many research establishments (a) the Department and (b) its agencies have in England and Wales.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

The Home Office funds research by the department's Research Development and Statistics Directorate, which undertakes a wide range of research supporting the development of policy. There are also a number of directorates who conduct physical science research including the Police Scientific Development Branch. Scientific and social research is also commissioned by the Home Office policy directorates and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

The total number of Home Office staff involved in research and development in England and Wales is 1,135. A breakdown of these organisations, the staff numbers and the location of the organisation follows.

The regions listed in the table correspond to the boundaries of the Government Offices:

Home Office Directorate/Agency Number of staff
London
Research Development Statistics 436
Communications
Crime Reduction 2
Correctional Services 10
Immigration Nationality Directorate 21
Forensic Science Service 1
Criminal Records Bureau 5
Security Service
Police Scientific Development Branch
Youth Justice Board 2
Police Information Technology Organisation 386
Prison Service 12
Science Policy Unit 8
Dangerous and severe personality disorder programme 2
Total 885
South East
Research Development Statistics 3
Police Scientific Development Branch 41
Total 44
South West
Research Development Statistics 3
Total 3
West Midlands
Research Development Statistics 3
Forensic Science Service 30
Total 33
East Midlands
Research Development Statistics 3
Prison Service 6
Total 9
North West
Research Development Statistics 3
Criminal Records Bureau
Total 3
North East
Research Development Statistics 4
Total 4
Yorkshire and Humberside
Research Development Statistics 4
Total 4
East
Research Development Statistics 3
Police Scientific Development Branch 143
Total 146
Wales
Research Development Statistics 4
Total 4

Note:

The numbers of staff given are only those connected with research.

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