Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Bullying

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 15th May 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was created in July 2016. Bullying or harassment is not tolerated at BEIS. BEIS is taking active steps where needed to address any issues, and is one of the best performing departments in government with regards to creating an inclusive culture, as highlighted by the cross-civil service people survey results.

Below are the figures for the number of bullying and/or harassment cases recorded against members of BEIS staff where advice and guidance was sought from our HR Casework Services team. We do not hold information centrally on whether the staff against whom the allegations were made were managers at the time of the case being raised.

Year

Cases

July 2016 – December 2016

1 (0.03% of BEIS)

January 2017 – December 2017

5 (0.13% of BEIS)

January 2018 – December 2018

11 (0.28% of BEIS)

January 2019 – end April 2019

4 (0.10% of BEIS)

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