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Departments: Home Working

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people in his Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on home working. (143876)

The Department has 88 members of staff which it formally recognises as home workers. The Department for Transport's staff may also make individual requests to work flexibly based on a local business case, both to meet their personal needs, such as caring responsibilities, reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act and to meet the needs of the Department to have a well motivated and flexible workforce.

The policy on home working is contained in the Departments staff handbooks and staff intranets.