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Departmental Reorganisation

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which departments, agencies and sections of the Department for Education and Skills and the Department of Trade and Industry were incorporated into his Department during the recent departmental reorganisation; how many employees there were in those departments, agencies and sections in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007 to date; in which buildings these employees (i) were based in 2006 and (ii) are based; and how much floor space (A) they occupied in 2006 and (B) they occupy. (166876)

The following Departments, agencies and sections of the Department for Education and Skills and the Department of Trade and Industry were incorporated into his Department during the recent departmental reorganisation:

Ex DfES

Headcount

DfES Directorate

2006

2007

2008

Higher Education

166

169

161

Lifelong Learning and Skills

562

483

343

Total

728

652

504

Buildings Occupied

Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith street, London SW1

Caxton House, Tothill street, London SW1

Moorfoot, Sheffield, S Yorkshire

Castle View House, East Lane, Runcorn, Cheshire

Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, Co. Durham

DCSF continues to operate from all four sites.

ExDTI

Headcount

DTI Directorate/NDPB

2006

2007

2008

Go Science

76.4

73.8

76.8

Science and Innovation Group

268.8

249.6

127.7

UKIPO

887.6

931.6

961.5

National Weights and Measures Laboratory

46

47

50

Buildings Occupied

Go Science and Science and Innovation

151 Buckingham Palace road, London

1 Victoria street, London.

All staff are now based in Kingsgate House, Victoria street, London.

UK IPO

Concept House, Newport, South Wales

Nine Mile Point, Newport, South Wales

Harmsworth House, London

NWML

Purpose built building in Teddington

The balance of information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.