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Departmental Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer of 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 1130W, on departmental personnel, how many staff without posts there were in his Department at the latest date for which figures are available; how many such staff 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 (a) six and (b) 12 months. (250101)

As at 1 January 2009, there were seven staff without posts; none was classified as such upon return from maternity leave. Fewer than five people fall into the remaining categories and precise numbers are not available for reasons of confidentiality.