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Departmental Dismissal

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many members of staff in his Department and its agencies were dismissed (a) for under-performance and (b) in total in each of the last 10 years. (274311)

The Department of Transport was formed in 2002. A total of 522 members of staff have been dismissed. Of these 81 can be identified as dismissed for under-performance. A breakdown is provided in the following table but it does not include the Government Car and Despatch Agency, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or the Highways Agency; figures which can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Dismissed for under-performance

Total dismissed

2009

12

18

2008

17

89

2007

8

72

2006

12

93

2005

12

82

2004

12

93

2003

8

75

Total

81

522