Employment: Disabled People

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent disability employment advisers were in post in England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Employment and Welfare Reform)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Lesley Strathie. I have asked her to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Lesley Strathie, dated 21 April 2008:

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.

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