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Departments: Sexual Harassment

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints of sexual harassment have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld. (135384)

The information currently held centrally by the Department is the number of complaints of sexual harassment investigated by the Department's central team of investigators.

During the last 12 months (for the period April 2006 to March 2007) the Department for Work and Pensions central team of investigators has received 20 complaints of sexual harassment of which 13 were upheld.