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Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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. (223062)

The five most serious disciplinary breaches in the Department for International Development (DFID) in the last 12 months, and the response to each, are set out in the following table.

Each case was handled following DFID's Disciplinary Procedures. These procedures can be accessed by all staff through Peoplesight, which provides online guidance for staff on human resources policies and procedures as part of our intranet site.

Disciplinary breach

Outcome

Gross misconduct

Dismissal

Fraud

Dismissal

Fraud

Dismissal

Fraud

Dismissal

Misconduct

Written warning