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Departmental Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 193W, on departmental personnel, how many staff without posts there are in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies; how many of the staff without posts were classified as such upon return from maternity leave; and how many of the staff without posts have been classified as such for at least (i) six and (ii) 12 months. (250105)

The table presents an analysis of staff without posts in the core Department classified by period of time in that situation and by grade. No one has been displaced for a period of over 12 months

NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency both report that they do not currently have any staff member without a post.

No staff without posts are in this position as a result of return from maternity leave.

Reasons for individuals being without posts include return from secondment or loan outside the Department and staff without posts due to internal restructuring exercises.

Time displaced

Grade

0 to 3 months

3 to 6 months

More than 6 months

Total

Senior Civil Service

3

0

1

4

Grade 6

0

0

2

2

Grade 7

1

0

0

1

Senior Executive Officer

1

1

0

2

Higher Executive Officer

0

0

0

0

Executive Officer

2

1

1

4

Administrative Officer

7

1

0

8

Total

14

3

4

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