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Departmental Staff

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of regional variations in staff turnover in his Department. [112746]

Information on turnover by Government office region in the Department for Work and Pensions for the year ending 31 December 2002 is in the following table. The overall turnover rate and the variation between regions have been stable since the Department's formation in June 2001.

Percentage
RegionWastage rate
East Midlands7.7
East of England8.5
London8.6
North East4.7
NorthWest7.1
Scotland6.0
South East9.9
South West8.7
Wales6.4
West Midlands6.9
Yorkshire and the Huniber6.0
Total7.1