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Departmental Manpower

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many reports have been made to his Department’s nominated officers under paragraph 16 of the revised Civil Service Code since its publication on 6 June 2006. (162431)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s nominated officers have received no reports under paragraph 16 of the revised Civil Service Code since 6 June 2006.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been reported to his Department by departmental staff since 6 June 2006. (162432)

No allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been reported by staff in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport since 6 June 2006.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many civil servants in his Department (a) transferred to other Government Departments and (b) left the civil service in each of the last five years. (162741)

Over the last five years a total of (a) 347 civil servants in DCMS have transferred to other Government Departments and (b) 172 have left the civil service. See following table for breakdown per year.

Transferred to OGD1

Left civil service

2002-03

47

23

2003-04

62

27

2004-05

63

36

2005-06

57

53

2006-07

47

33

1 Please note that figures for transferred civil servants include those on long-term loans to other Government Departments and whose loan period to DCMS came to an end and who returned to their own Department.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many Welsh speakers his Department employs. (162890)

We are unable to provide an answer as the Department does not hold information on how many Welsh speakers it employs; the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.