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Departments: Intimidation

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in his Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld. (134829)

The figures for this information relate to core DEFRA and the following agencies: PSD, CSL, VMD, CEFAS and Animal Health.

The internal formal equal opportunities complaints procedure is on DEFRA's intranet site and all staff has access to them.

Under the above procedures in the last 12 months, six cases of bullying were investigated and one case was upheld.