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Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach. (223043)

We are unable to provide an answer in the format required. The most serious category of misconduct in the Department for Work and Pensions is gross misconduct, which may include different breaches of the Department’s standards of behaviour. Each case is treated on its merits and the Department does not treat any act of gross misconduct as being more or less serious than another.

The Department’s standards of behaviour and discipline policies are on the Department’s internal intranet and are available to each employee.