Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th May 2019.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials in her Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of her Department.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions have transferred/assigned 127 volunteers to other departments to support EU Exit related work, to date 125 have returned. The remaining 2 volunteers will continue to support another department with EU Policy related activity until June/July 2019.

All assignments are carefully planned and as such there has been no impact on the Department’s effectiveness.

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