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Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) officials in his Department and (b) employees of (i) agencies and (ii) other bodies reporting to his Department were (A) dismissed and (B) disciplined for matters related to their conduct in the last two years. (217603)

The numbers of staff in the Department and its agencies who were dismissed or disciplined for matters related to their conduct in the last two years are presented in the following table:

2007-082006-07

Dismissed

Disciplined

Dismissed

Disciplined

The Department

0

7

0

6

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

1

3

1

0

NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

1

3

0

1

Providing information for other bodies reporting to the Department would incur disproportionate cost.