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Departmental Dismissal

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of staff in his Department were dismissed (a) for under-performance and (b) in total in each of the last five years. (287480)

In the Northern Ireland Office, no member of staff has been dismissed for under-performance and 20 members of staff in total have been dismissed from 2005 to date. The following table shows a breakdown of dismissals since 2005:

Number of staff dismissed

2005

1

2006

5

2007

8

2008

4

2009

2