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Departmental Manpower

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were employed in each section of her Department in (a) the Borough of Wyre, (b) the Borough of Blackpool and (c) the City of Preston in each of the last five years. (279558)

The number of people employed in each of the Department’s business areas in the boroughs of Wyre, Blackpool and the City of Preston at 31 March of each year from 2005 to 2009 is shown in the following table:

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Borough of Wyre

Jobcentre Plus

76

65

59

51

40

Pensions, Disability and Carers Service1

919

854

644

559

381

Child Support Agency2

0

3

1

2

0

Corporate and Shared Services

1,265

1,061

936

793

979

Total

2,260

1,983

1,640

1,405

1,400

Borough of Blackpool

Jobcentre Plus

444

470

346

376

435

Pensions, Disability and Carers Service1

2,678

2,893

2,803

2,588

2,527

Child Support Agency2

2

0

144

168

0

Corporate and Shared Services

88

3

1

1

5

Total

3,212

3,366

3,294

3,133

2,967

City of Preston

Jobcentre Plus

448

523

584

556

527

Pensions, Disability and Carers Service1

1,279

1,196

1,163

998

918

Child Support Agency2

2

2

1

1

0

Corporate and Shared Services

148

98

50

62

96

Total

1,877

1,819

1,798

1,617

1,541

1 The Pensions Disability and Carers Service was formed in 2008 by the merger of The Pension Service and the Disability and Carers Service. For consistency the figures have been combined for earlier years also.

2 The Child Support Agency transferred to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission on 1 November 2008.

Note:

Figures shown are on the basis of headcount i.e. the number of individual staff employed.