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Civil Service

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil service posts have been reduced in each UK civil service Department in Wales under the terms of the efficiency programme announced in the July 2004 spending review. (83721)

HM Treasury does not centrally hold data showing which Departments have made work force reductions in Wales as part of the SR04 efficiency programme. Departments are responsible for managing their work force strategies and for implementing their SR04 work force reduction targets.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the UK civil service post reductions announced in the July 2004 spending review will be made in Wales by 2008. (83732)

HM Treasury does not centrally hold data showing which Departments intend to make work force reductions in Wales as part of the SR04 efficiency programme. Departments are responsible for managing their work force strategies and for implementing their SR04 work force reduction targets.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the net change will be in the number of civil service posts in Wales in each of the Departments within which posts are being transferred in accordance with the Lyons Review. (83733)

HM Treasury does not centrally hold information on the net number of civil servants employed in Wales broken down by Department.

However by April 2006 more than 1,600 posts had been relocated to Wales in accordance with the Lyons Review. This included more than 1,100 DWP posts, 200 Home Office posts, 150 ONS posts and more than 100 HMRC posts. Of the 1,600 relocated posts, 510 have moved to Wrexham.