Letter from Lesley Strathie, dated
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many full-time equivalent Disability Employment Advisers were in post in England in each of the last five years. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
There are currently 500.81 full time equivalent Disability Employment Advisers in Jobcentre Plus of which 415.05 are in England. During 2005 and 2006 there was an average of 570 full time equivalent Disability Employment Advisers in Jobcentre Plus. We are not able to identify how many of these were based in England.
We are unable to provide numbers of Disability Employment Advisers in England for the years 2000 - 2004.
I hope this information is helpful.