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Departmental Manpower

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (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; (162453)

(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.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office (Gillian Merron), on 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 597W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people aged (a) 30 to 39, (b) 40 to 49, (c) 50 to 59 and (d) 60 to 69 years have (i) applied for jobs, (ii) received interviews and (iii) gained (A) temporary and (B) permanent jobs in his Department in 2007. (165115)

The Scotland Office does not directly appoint staff; they are seconded from other Departments. The Office has no information on the ages of individuals who have applied to these Departments.