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Departmental Manpower

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport

(1) how many people have been (a) recruited to and (b) made redundant from (i) his Department and (ii) each non-departmental body for which he is responsible since May 2010;

(2) how much (a) his Department and (b) each non-departmental body for which he is responsible has spent on redundancies since May 2010.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

Since May 2010, this Department has recruited six members of staff, all on fixed term contracts. In the final quarter of 2010-11 the Department ran a voluntary redundancy scheme for all staff under the new Civil Service Compensation Scheme and 44 members of staff have left as at 30 June 2011. The Department has spent £2,891,000 on redundancies since May 2010.

The Department does not hold this information for each arm's length body for which it is responsible and I have asked the chief executive of each one to write directly to my right hon. Friend. Copies of these letters will be placed in the Library of both Houses.

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