Jobcentre Plus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Jobcentre Plus staff were subject to disciplinary action in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The number of Jobcentre Plus staff subject to disciplinary action in 2010 and 2011 is recorded in the table below. For completeness, I have included the total number of Department for Work and Pensions staff subject to disciplinary action in each of the past five calendar years.

Year

Total number of staff subject to disciplinary action

Attributable to Jobcentre Plus

2010

2,051

1,546

2011

2,521

1,484

2012

2,055

-

2013

1,951

-

2014

1,411

-

Jobcentre Plus ceased to exist as a separate organisation in October 2011 and was consumed within the wider Department for Work and Pensions. Information for Jobcentre Plus is therefore not available beyond September 2011 and Jobcentre Plus information for 2011 is a part year figure only.

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