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Departmental Redundancies

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many redundancies there were in his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of such redundancies was in each such year; how many temporary staff were employed in each such year; and how many staff were seconded by outside organisations to the Department in each such year. (95269)

The Scotland Office was established in July 1999; since this date there have been no redundancies from the Office.

The information on temporary staff is shown in the table. The figures relate to the total number of temporary staff—sometimes reflecting several such temporary staff filling posts in succession. They do not reflect the total number of posts filled by temporary staff.

Number

Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate-General for Scotland

1999-2000

13

2000-01

16

2001-02

19

2002-03

15

2003-04

20

2004-05

6

Scotland Office

2005-06

0

Office of the Advocate-General for Scotland

2005-06

7

Note: Prior to 2005-06, separate figures were not maintained for SO and OAG.

One individual was seconded in 2001 and three were seconded in 2002 from outside organisations.