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

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Photo of Michael Jack Michael Jack Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many full-time equivalent staff (a) were employed by each of his business directorates in Fylde in each of the last four years and (b) have been so employed in 2008;

(2) how many of his Department's staff working in Fylde were redeployed to Government work in another Department in (a) 2008 and (b) each of the preceding four years.

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

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff employed in each business unit in Fylde in each of the last four years is shown in the following table. For 2004-07 the figure shown is the number of staff still employed at 31 December. The figure for 2008 is at 30 April 2008, the latest date for which figures are available.

Full-time equivalent staff employed in Fylde
Fylde Business Units Staffing December 20 04 December 20 05 December 20 06 December 20 07 April 20 08
The Appeals Service(1) FTE 0 1 0 0 0
Child Support Agency FTE 302 294 456 382 367
Corporate and Shared Services FTE 1,474 1,300 1,143 944 876
Disability and Carers Service FTE 2,973 3,143 3,040 2,763 2,703
Jobcentre Plus FTE 983 471 873 770 735
The Pensions Service FTE 94 104 326 214 103
Total FTE(2) 5,826 5,314 5,839 5,073 4,784
(1) The Appeals Service transferred to the Department for Constitutional Affairs from April 2006.

(2) Total may not sum due to rounding

The number of the Department's staff who transferred from Fylde to Government work in another Department is shown in the following table:

Staff transferring to other Government Departments
Fylde staff transferred to OGD( 1) Headcount
1 January to 31 December 2004 32
1 January to 31 December 2005 18
1 January to 31 December 2006 23
1 January to 31 December 2007 24
1 January to 30 April 2008 (latest month) 4
Total 101
(1) The numbers of staff transferred to OGD includes both staff redeployed and those moving on a voluntary basis. To break this information down further would be at a disproportionate cost.

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