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Departments: Dismissal

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many departmental staff have been dismissed for gross misconduct in each of the last five years. (157175)

The information on the number of people dismissed for gross misconduct for the period July 2003 to March 2007 is shown in the following table.

No information is available for the period before July 2003.

Information for the period from April 2007 to March 2008 is not available.

Number of employees dismissed in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for gross misconduct

Number of employees

July 2003 to March 2004


April 2004 to March 2005


April 2005 to March 2006


April 2006 to March 2007