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Departmental Manpower

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff his Department recruited in each of the last 10 years; what proportion of these did not have their employment continued at the end of their probationary period in each year, broken down by reason for discontinuance. (194666)

The Department does not collect data in the format requested.

On 26 June 2006 DWP introduced a new probationary policy which applies to all staff. However while we do record the numbers of staff who leave, we do not record the reasons why they leave. Obtaining the data requested would be at disproportionate cost.