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Vacant Posts

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service at what level information is gathered on the filling of vacant posts for non-industrial civil servants; and how this information is made available centrally.

The level at which information is gathered is a matter for Ministers to determine in their Departments. Details are not available centrally. However, departmental Ministers have set up monitoring systems to enable them to exercise a close scrutiny on a continuing and regular basis of the recruitment and replacement of staff.