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Departmental Conditions of Employment

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of employees in her Department (a) are on a flexible working contract, (b) are on a job share employment contract and (c) work from home for more than four hours per week. (233824)

All staff in Communities and Local Government can choose to work flexibly, should they so wish. We are committed to flexible working and our flexible working policy sets out a presumption in favour of flexible working patterns—the onus is on the line management to demonstrate where part-time or home working is not appropriate.

The Department does not at present hold data on the specific details of flexible working such as job sharing and home working. We are, however, putting systems in place at present, to record this data electronically.