To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 405W, on departmental homeworking, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain central records of homeworking by his Department's staff.
We have no plans to keep a central record of those staff who agree with their line manager to work occasionally from home, for example, to write a report. There is no requirement to keep a central record.
We have, however, recently moved from 'dial-in' access for homeworkers to broadband access only by authorised users with encrypted fobs. We have kept a central record of those authorised users with security fobs—which currently stands at 1,631 staff (or 60.3 per cent. of staff).