To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department were dismissed for gross misconduct in each of the last five years.
The information about the number of staff dismissed for gross misconduct for the period April 2004 to September 2008 (the most recent date for which figures are available) is shown in the following table:
|Employees dismissed in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for gross misconduct|
|April 2004 to March 2005||223|
|April 2005 to March 2006||227|
|April 2006 to March 2007||121|
|April 2007 to March 2008||202|
|April 2008 to September 2008||126|