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Departmental Staff

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid to his Department from the Access to Work Scheme for adjustments for disabled staff in the last year for which figures are available; from what budget he plans to meet the costs of reasonable adjustments for disabled staff following withdrawal of Access to Work funding for central Government Departments; and if he will make a statement. (89009)

The following table shows the last available figures for the Access to Work Scheme.

Consideration is being given to how reasonable adjustments should be funded once the Access to Work funding is withdrawn for central Government Departments.

£

2005-06

2004-05

Core Home Office

1903.35

Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND)1

n/a

42,437.18

HM Prison Service2

n/a

n/a

n/a = Not available. 1 Figures are no longer available for IND as the purchase of such equipment has been devolved to individual units and no central record is kept. 2 Purchase of equipment was devolved to individual prison establishments five years ago; therefore no central record is kept.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of his Department’s employees have been (a) dismissed, (b) suspended and (c) subject to disciplinary action for criminal activity in each year since 1997; (88461)

(2) how many staff members in his Department have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted following fraud charges since 1997.

The information requested is not centrally held and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.