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Departmental Early Retirement

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in (a) her Department and (b) her Department's agencies have taken early retirement in the last two years. (217381)

The following table shows the numbers of staff in the Home Office and its agencies who have taken early retirement in the last two full financial years and the current year to date.

The numbers are calculated on the basis of last day of service.

A more detailed breakdown, including distinguishing between Home Office headquarters and the UK Border Agency and between different types of retirement, could be obtained only by running additional, tailored, reports and this would incur disproportionate cost.

The following table shows the number of staff taking early retirement from the Home Office and its agencies by financial year since 2006-07.

2006-07

2007-08

2008-091

HO headquarters and UK Border Agency

107

70

110

Criminal Records Bureau

0

1

1

Identity and Passport Service

18

13

1

1 1 April to 11 July 2008.