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Take Up Taskforce: Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent staff make up the Take Up Taskforce. (249452)

The taskforce membership comprises 15 representatives from local authorities and business, public and third sector bodies, and key voluntary organisations. Members are giving their time free of charge and bringing a wealth of existing expertise and research from within their organisations.

The secretariat for the Take Up Taskforce is provided by one full-time equivalent member of staff who has been seconded to the joint child poverty unit from a local authority. The secretariat also has some analytical support from within the child poverty unit.