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Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 13th February 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate his Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory obligations.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is responsible for a wide range of statutory functions and obligations relating to energy and climate change issues. Full details on the Department's responsibilities and their implementation are available in the Department's published business plan:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/47961/decc-business-plan-2011-2015.pdf

The level of staffing required to ensure delivery of these objectives varies over time depending on the needs of the business.

DECC carries out a rigorous business planning approach to ensure that we allocate staff and skills to match the requirements of the business.

Our current staffing levels are set out in our workforce planning information which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/workforce-management-information-november-2012--2

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