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Departmental Manpower

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 351W, on Ministerial policy advisers, to which former special advisers his Department has (a) granted and (b) withheld approval to take up an outside appointment on leaving post since May 2005. (211105)

I refer to the answer given on 19 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1190-91W, by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Edward Miliband).

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many permanent staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are not assigned to a permanent post. (211111)

The Ministry of Justice was created on 9 May 2007, bringing together the Department for Constitutional Affairs, Her Majesty’s Court service and Associated Offices, the National Offender Management Service, the Prison and Probation Services, and the Office for Criminal Justice Reform.

The Ministry of Justice and its agencies cannot provide information on the number of permanent staff who are not assigned to a permanent post. This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.