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Serious and Organised Crime Agency

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of posts in the Serious and Organised Crime Agency are unfilled. (71551)

[holding answer 17 May 2006]: The Serious Organised Crime Agency was established on 1 April 2006 with a staff of around 4,300, the vast majority of whom came from the precursor agencies. SOCA has identified shortages in some specific skills which it is now seeking to fill through external recruitment and internal promotion and staff moves.