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Departmental Manpower

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff work in her Department's (a) Migration Directorate and (b) Cohesion Directorate, broken down by unit. (245527)

81 staff work in the Department's Cohesion and Migration Directorate. The breakdown of numbers by unit is as follows:

Staff

Director's Office

4

Cohesion Research

14

Cohesion and Faiths

19

Migration

13

Preventing Extremism

31

In addition there are twp Muslim advisers who are not civil servants.

There are also six Communities and Local Government staff in the Research, Information and Communications Unit (RICU). This is a cross-governmental strategic communications resource on counter-terrorism. It is owned jointly by Communities and Local Government, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office.