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Departmental Manpower

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many permanent staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are classed as (i) staff without posts and (ii) part of a people action team. (215581)

As at 31 May 2008 there were 368 permanent members of staff in the Department for Work and Pensions who were without a permanent post. The following table shows the number of staff in each business area of the Department.

Business area

Staff without a permanent post

Jobcentre Plus


Pensions, disability and carer services


Child Support Agency


Rest of the Department


Staff without permanent posts are actively engaged in delivering a range of departmental projects and duties while seeking a new permanent position. They are given priority for posts in this Department and other Government Departments.

This Department does not have any people action teams.