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Respect Task Force

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total funding allocated to the Respect Task Force was in each year since it was established. (164796)

I have been asked to reply.

The Respect Task Force received funding of £24.2 million in 2006-07 and £25.6 million in 2007-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants currently work in, or for, the Respect Task Force; and at what pay grade each is employed. (164806)

I have been asked to reply.

Following the Machinery of Government changes announced earlier this year the Respect Task Force was transferred to the Department for Children Schools and Families. On 5 October a Youth Task Force was announced, incorporating the Respect Task Force.

The headcount of the Youth Task Force is 14 full-time equivalent staff. The taskforce includes a mix of civil servants from several Government Departments for which pay bands vary. The headcount comprises of two senior civil servants, the remainder of staff are at departmental grades.