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Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in her Department were disciplined for (a) bullying and (b) harassment of colleagues in each of the last three years. (254085)

This response covers staff within Home Office headquarters, the UK Border Agency, the Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau.

Information on the number of staff disciplined (including any dismissed) under the Department's Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Policy during the last three financial years is shown in the following table:

Table 1: Staff disciplined or dismissed under Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Staff disciplined (including any dismissed)

2005-06

17

2006-07

9

2007-08

19

Information on the number of staff disciplined in each specific category is not held centrally and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.