Civil Servants

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants were working on projects in the Major Projects Portfolio in (a) June 2016 and (b) December 2018.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) comprises the most complex and strategically significant projects and programmes across government. The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) supports the successful delivery of these projects through direct support, independent assurance reviews and by leading the project delivery profession across government.

Data on the number of civil servants working on GMPP projects in individual government departments is not held centrally. However, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff working at the IPA from 2016/17 is below:

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Number of FTE




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