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Residential Property Tribunal Service

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent employees the Residential Property Tribunal Service employs; what its budget for 2009-10 is; and how much it will receive in support from his Department in 2009-10. (288476)

The Residential Property Tribunal Service (RPTS) is an umbrella organisation for five regional panels which draw on a pool of tribunal members, including nine full-time equivalent (FTE) paid presidents and vice presidents. Although they receive funding for expenses and pay from the Department, members of tribunals are not Communities and Local Government staff. They are supported by 92.5 FTE administrative staff who are civil servants employed by Communities and Local Government. The total budget for the RPTS for 2009-10 is £11 million.