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Departmental Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 103W, on departmental personnel, how many of his Department's staff are (a) without posts and (b) subject to the internal market-based system; 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 for at least (i) six and (ii) 12 months. (250039)

With the exception of the senior civil service, all 1,552 of DFID civil service staff can apply for jobs through our market based internal posting system. While DFID sometimes has people between posts for short periods of time, we do not currently have any permanent members of staff classed as surplus.