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Departmental Manpower

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many officials work in his Department’s Young People Directorate; and how many officials in that Directorate work for the (a) Young People’s Participation and Attainment, (b) Young People: Qualification Strategy and Reform Group (c) Apprenticeships division. (277989)

As of 31 May 2009, 327 officials work in the Department’s Young People Directorate (YPD):

That figure includes staff working for the following Groups:

Young People’s Participation and Attainment Group: 71

Young People: Qualification Strategy and Reform Group: 90

Apprenticeships Group: 15

These figures include 23 officials in the Joint Youth Justice Unit, which reports jointly to Young People Directorate in the Department for Children, Schools and Families, and Criminal Justice Group in the Ministry of Justice. The figure for Apprenticeships Group includes 13 officials working in the Joint Apprenticeship Unit, which reports to both DCSF and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).