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Harassment Complaints

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints of (a) bullying and (b) sexual harassment have been investigated in the Department in each of the last three years; and how many complaints have been upheld. (63529)

The Department for Work and Pensions records complaints relating to bullying and sexual harassment that are formally investigated by the Department. The following table contains information about the number of complaints that were formally investigated in the years 2003 to 2005. The figures in the table relate to the Department and all its businesses.

BullyingSexual harassment

Number of investigations started

Number upheld

Number of investigations started

Number upheld

2003-04

215

73

Less than 5

Less than 5

2004-05

191

72

24

15

2005-06

119

24

25

8