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Departmental Manpower

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many of his Department’s staff have been (a) redeployed to his Department and (b) newly recruited; (230620)

(2) what the staffing level is of his Department in its first year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many staff are employed by his Department (a) on a full-time equivalent basis and (b) on a headcount basis; (229119)

(2) how many staff in his Department were previously employed by (a) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (b) the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and (c) other Government departments on (i) a full-time equivalent and (ii) a headcount basis.

The new Department (DECC) will consist of posts taken from the existing Departments for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and from Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (DEFRA). The detail is still being worked on, but the Department of Energy and Climate Change will comprise roughly 900 posts, approximately 500 from BERR and 400 from DEFRA. Once the detail has been agreed, the information on numbers of posts will be a matter of public record.