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Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff were employed by non-departmental public bodies and agencies for which he has responsibility in 2004–05 in (a) total and (b) each (i) nation and (ii) region of the UK and (c) London.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Information on the number of staff in the Department's agencies and its non-departmental public bodies is in the following table.

Region/

country

Jobcentre Plus The pension service Child support agency Disability and carers service Appeal service The Rent service Non departmental public bodies HSE
East Midlands 4,441 985 166 1 91 37 0 134
East of England 4,785 955 226 0 6 41 0 213
London 9,384 412 66 624 84 219 38 615
North East 4,726 4,707 1,138 144 53 41 32 79
North West 11,256 2,398 2,103 4,401 133 121 0 1,392
South East 6,029 402 1,213 0 2 74 0 172
South West 4,704 817 1,496 200 37 74 0 101
West Midlands 6,369 1,194 1,481 172 71 51 85 538
Yorkshire and the Humber 8,442 1,020 333 445 56 61 0 222
Scotland 8,589 1,786 1,451 285 124 0 0 312
Wales 4,682 1,512 111 172 94 0 0 125
Total 73,406 16,189 9,784 6,506 752 718 155 3,903

Notes:

1. HSE is Health and Safety Executive.

2. Figures are civil service full time equivalent posts (rounded, at point in time 31 March 2005, except for HSE where figures are as at 1 April 2005). Columns may not sum due to rounding.

3. Staff on paid maternity leave are excluded.

4. Temporary staff are included.

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