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Departmental Disclosure of Information

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006. (301507)

No allegations of victimisation for whilstleblowing have been made to the Department by its staff.

The Department revised its whilstleblowing policy in May 2009 to tighten internal processes for handling concerns raised by staff against any breach of the civil service code. It now also includes a process for handling concerns raised with the Department about external organisations or individuals involved in the conduct of our business.