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Departments: Manpower

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many employees of the former Department for Education and Skills moved (a) within his Department and (b) out of his Department on its creation. (148419)

Following the creation of the Department for Children, Schools and Families:

(a) A total of 2,890 former Department for Education and Skills staff will be employed in my Department; and

(b) a total of 560 former Department for Education and Skills staff will move to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

This position may change as we work further through the details of establishing the new Departments.