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Departmental Home Working

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2008, Official Report, column 438W, how many Government Equalities Office staff have worked from home since the establishment of the Office. (222471)

The Government Equalities Office was established on 12 October 2007 and all of its current 92 staff can work from home subject to line management approval, operational need and the availability of its 16 laptops. GEO acquired 16 laptops in early June 2008. In total 32 staff have security keys which allow them to use these laptops.