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Employment Relations Act

Volume 406: debated on Thursday 5 June 2003

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To ask the Solicitor-General how many staff in the Law Officers' Departments have taken time off from work in order to attend to domestic incidents as provided for by the Employment Relations Act 1999. [108337]

[holding answer 14 April 2003]: In relation to my own Department, the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers, and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, working patterns have at all times been sufficiently flexible to enable staff to deal with domestic incidents. No requests for flexibility have specifically related to the 1999 Act.

Crown Prosecution Service:

The information you request is not collated centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Serious Fraud Office:

This information is not available without incurring disproportionate costs.

Treasury Solicitor's Department:

160 staff in the Treasury Solicitor's Department have taken time off in order to attend to domestic incidents since this part of the Act came into force.