Departmental Manpower

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 6th February 2012.

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Photo of Frank Dobson Frank Dobson Labour, Holborn and St Pancras

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many jobs in (a) her Department and (b) the agencies and non-departmental bodies for which she is responsible were transferred to the private sector in 2010-11.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Core DEFRA did not transfer any jobs to the private sector in 2010-11 and neither did its agencies. In the same period, two non-departmental public bodies transferred a total of 106 permanent roles to the private sector; 100 of these were from the Environment Agency, and six from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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