Office for Disability Issues

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason responsibility for the Office for Disability Issues was transferred from the Department for Work and Pensions to the Equalities Hub in the Cabinet Office.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many full-time equivalent staff work in the Disability Unit of the Equalities Hub.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Office for Disability Issues transferred to Cabinet Office from the Department for Work and Pensions in November 2019 through a Machinery of Government change.

Details of the change were set out in a Written Ministerial Statement at the time.

As of the end of February 2020, there are 23.6 FTE equivalents working in the Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office.

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