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Departmental Manpower

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of his Department's work force were employed in each region in each year since 2004. (200465)

Details of how many and what proportion of the Department's work force was employed in each region in each year ending 31 March, since 31 March 2004 is set out in the following tables:

Period ending March 2004

Total FTE1

Proportion of Department (percentage)

East midlands

6,415

4.9

East of England

6,715

5.2

London

13,789

11

North-east

13,600

10.5

North-west

25,825

19.9

Scotland

14,334

11.1

South-east

8,626

6.7

South-west

8,012

6.2

Wales

7,313

5.6

West midlands

11,004

8.5

Yorkshire and Humberside

13,989

10.8

Total

129,624

1FTE figures and percentages may not sum due to rounding

Period ending March 2005

Total FTE1

Proportion of Department (percentage)

East midlands

5,960

5

East of England

6,162

5.1

London

12,807

11

North-east

12,691

10.5

North-west

23,808

19.8

Scotland

13,278

11

South-east

7,835

6.5

South-west

7,448

6.2

Wales

7,014

5.8

West midlands

10,152

8.4

Yorkshire and Humberside

13,138

10.9

Total

120,292

1FTE figures and percentages may not sum due to rounding

Period ending March 2006

Total FTE1

Proportion of Department (percentage)

East midlands

5,700

5

East of England

5,537

4.8

London

11,687

10

North-east

12,304

10.7

North-west

23,341

20.3

Scotland

12,718

11.1

South-east

7,229

6.3

South-west

7,438

6.5

Wales

6,630

5.8

West midlands

9,818

8.6

Yorkshire and Humberside

12,366

10.8

Total

114,767

1FTE figures and percentages may not sum due to rounding

Period ending March 2007

Total FTE1

Proportion of Department (percentage)

East midlands

5,393

5

East of England

5,022

4.6

London

10,642

10

North-east

11,604

10.7

North-west

22,762

21

Scotland

11,697

10.8

South-east

6,943

6.4

South-west

7,102

6.5

Wales

6,276

5.8

West midlands

9,418

8.7

Yorkshire and Humberside

11,614

10.7

Total

108,472

1FTE figures and percentages may not sum due to rounding

Period ending March 2008

Total FTE1

Proportion of Department (percentage)

East midlands

5,211

5.1

East of England

4,787

4.7

London

10,195

10

North-east

11,165

10.9

North-west

20,931

20.4

Scotland

11,148

10.9

South-east

6,507

6.4

South-west

6,091

6

Wales

6,298

6.2

West midlands

9,110

8.9

Yorkshire and Humberside

10,927

10.7

Total

102,371

1FTE figures and percentages may not sum due to rounding