EU Law

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Minister (Europe)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation and consequent policies.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions

This Government are firmly committed to the importance of the EU in delivering on 21st century challenges. The EU is of central importance to the work of HM Government across all Departments. It is relevant to a wide range of policy areas, and to the work of approximately 380 officials in the Department for Work and Pensions.

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