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Departmental Manpower

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) 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; (162444)

(2) how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been reported to his Department by departmental staff since 6 June 2006;

(3) when his Department’s whistleblowing procedures were reviewed to reflect the provisions in the revised Civil Service Code.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. (162730)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 13 November 2007:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many civil servants in departments (a) transferred to other Government departments and (b) left the Civil Service in each of the last five years. (162730)

Statistics on employees leaving the Civil Service are published as part of the annual Civil Service Statistics publication. The latest published statistics are for 2006.

Statistics on civil servants transferring between departments are not published. In order to provide information on transfers out to other departments, an ad hoc analysis has been required. This analysis is based on the Mandate survey which currently provides approximately 90 per cent. coverage of Civil Service departments and agencies. A breakdown by department has been provided for the latest year. For earlier years, only a total for the Civil Service could be provided.

Civil Service—leavers by department and gender—permanent headcount

Year

Table

2002

Table I (no breakdown by department available) http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/documents/pdf/stats/css02.pdf

2003

Table AK—http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/documents/xls/statistics/stats_report_2003/diversity_tables/table_ak.xls

2004

Table AK—http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/documents/xls/statistics/stats_report_2004/entrants_and_leavers/Table%20AK%20-%20final.xls

2005

Table AJ—http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/documents/xls/statistics/stats_report_2005/2005table_aj.xls

2006

Table W—http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_labour/CivilService2006TablesandCharts.xls

Transfers to other Government departments—permanent headcount year to 30 September 2006

Department

Transfers to other Government Departments

Attorney General’s Departments

Crown Prosecution Service

30

Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

10

Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers

*

Serious Fraud Office

Treasury Solicitor

30

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office (excl. agencies)

Central Office of Information

Privy Council Office

Parliamentary Counsel Office

HM Treasury

HM Treasury

40

Chancellor’s other departments

Debt Management Office

Government Actuary’s Department

10

National Savings and Investments

Office of Government Commerce

OGCbuying.solutions

Office for National Statistics

70

Royal Mint

*

HM Revenue and Customs

Former Inland Revenue

*

Former Customs and Excise

Valuation Office

10

Charity Commission

Charity Commission

10

Communities and Local Government

Department for Communities and Local Government (excl. agencies)

110

Fire Service College

Ordnance Survey

*

Planning Inspectorate

*

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Constitutional Affairs

Department of Constitutional Affairs (excl. agencies)

HM Courts Service

Land Registry

10

National Archives

Public Guardianship Office

Tribunals Service

Scotland Office

Wales Office

Culture, Media and Sport

Department for Culture Media and Sport

10

Royal Parks

0

Defence

Ministry of Defence (including Royal Fleet Auxiliary)

200

Army Base Repair Organisation

10

Defence Aviation Repair Agency

*

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

20

Meteorological Office

*

UK Hydrographic Office

0

Education and Skills

Department for Education and Skills

210

Office for Standards in Education

Office for Standards in Education

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (excl. agencies)

180

Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

*

Central Science Laboratory

10

Government Decontamination Services

*

Marine Fisheries Agency

*

Office of Water Services

*

Pesticides Safety Directorate

*

Rural Payments Agency

State Veterinary Service

0

Veterinary Laboratories Agency

0

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

0

Export Credits Guarantee Department

Export Credit Guarantee Department

30

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (excl agencies)

*

Wilton Park Executive Agency

*

Health

Department of Health (excl agencies)

130

Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

National Healthcare Purchasing and Supplies

NHS Pensions Agency

Food Standards Agency

Meat Hygiene Service

Home Office

Home Office (excl agencies)

320

Assets Recovery Agency

Criminal Records Bureau

HM Prison Service

80

Identity and Passport Service

International Development

Department for International Development

Northern Ireland Office

Northern Ireland Office

10

Security and Intelligence Services

Security and Intelligence Services

10

Trade and Industry

Department of Trade and Industry (excl agencies)

20

Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Companies House

Insolvency Service

10

National Weights and Measures Laboratory

0

Office of Fair Trading

Office of Gas and Electricity Market

Postal Services Commission

Small Business Service

0

UK Intellectual Property Office

0

Transport

Department for Transport (excl agencies)

60

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

40

Driving Standards Agency

30

Government Car and Despatch Agency

Highways Agency

20

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Office of Rail Regulation

Vehicle Certification Agency

0

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

10

Work and Pensions

DWP Corporate and Shared Services

180

Child Support Agency

60

Disability and Carers Service

30

Job Centre Plus

630

Pension Service

110

The Health and Safety Executive

210

The Rent Service

Scottish Executive

Scottish Executive (excl agencies)

10

Communities Scotland

0

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Courts Group

*

Fisheries Research Services

0

General Register Scotland

*

HM Inspectorate of Education

*

Historic Scotland

0

Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland

0

National Archive for Scotland

0

Office of Accountant in Bankruptcy

*

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

0

Registers of Scotland

*

Scottish Agricultural Scientific Agency

0

Scottish Buildings Standards Agency

0

Scottish Court Service

*

Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency

*

Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Public Pensions Agency

0

Social Work Inspection Agency

0

Student Awards Agency

0

Transport Scotland

*

Welsh Assembly

National Assembly for Wales

10

ESTYN

0

Assembly Parliamentary Service

Total employment

3,000

Note:

Numbers are rounded to the nearest ten, and numbers less than five are represented by “*”.

Data not available are represented by “—”

Source:

Mandate

Transfers to other government departments—permanent headcount

Year to 1 April

Transfers to other Government Departments

2002

4,310

2003

2,500

2004

2,520

2005

3,080

Source:

Mandate

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Welsh speakers his Department employs. (162892)

It is not compulsory for HM Treasury employees to declare that they are Welsh speakers, however, four employees have declared that they are Welsh speakers.