Child Poverty Unit: Staff

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent staff have worked in the Child Poverty Unit in each of the last five years.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Prime Minister is clear that tackling poverty and disadvantage, and delivering real social reform, is a priority for this Government.

The full information requested is not available; however, what is available has been provided in the table below. Please note, these numbers do not included centrally-managed Civil Service fast streamers.

Child Poverty Unit: Full-time equivalent staff (on 31 March).

2011/12

We do not hold complete records for this year

2012/13

23.37

2013/14

17.83

2014/15

13.5

2015/16

10.5

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George Morley
Posted on 9 Nov 2016 12:42 am (Report this annotation)

The Prime Minister is clear that tackling poverty and disadvantage, and delivering real social reform, is a priority for this Government.
This being the case,it begs the question - When will the Government remove Section20 from the Pensions Act and remove poverty and disadvantage from the Frozen pensioners who had every reason to believe that they would be treated equally and respectfully when they retired as they were never warned during their years of work that a discriminatory policy could deny them any pension uprating should they retire abroad especially to the Commonwealth with whom the UK has a Charter and who should be setting an example the other members especially being the head of the organisation and worse causing embarrassment to her Majesty the Queen by it's continued implementation..

Andy Robertson-Fox
Posted on 11 Nov 2016 5:16 pm (Report this annotation)

There does not appear to be any indication if the figures quoted are single units, tens, hundreds or thousands of staff. The table seems, therefore, to be useless and consequently not answer the question.

If the government's intention is to tackle poverty and disadvantage then the frozen pensioners, who suffer an annual downward spiral of living standards and life quality are, without doubt the number one priority.

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