Ministry of Justice: Credit Unions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th July 2019.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271348, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice does not have the facility to allow staff to join a credit union through payroll deductions. Staff can still make arrangements to contribute to a credit union via direct debit.

Although the Ministry does not currently offer such facility, we continue to explore options to support staff with financial wellbeing.

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