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Departmental Home Working

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2008, Official Report, column 1432W, on departmental home working, if she will make it her policy to collate and maintain central records of home working by her Department's staff. (222468)

The Home Office has no plans to collate and maintain central records of the home working arrangements of its staff.

Home working covers a variety of arrangements and can be undertaken on a formal or informal basis. Any decision to allow a member of staff to work from home is made locally by business units. For this reason records are kept centrally only where the arrangement necessitates a change to the employee's contract of employment.