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Departmental Working Hours

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis. (301329)

In the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), the number and proportion of staff who work part-time is shown in the following table.

Table of Part-timers and Full-timers in the Ministry of Justice

Part Time (PT)

PT (%)

Full Time (FT)

FT (%)









ONS Data as at 30m June 2009

These figures include civil servants employed in the MOJ, its executive agencies and Wales Office plus MOJ staff on secondment to Scotland Office all of which are recorded on the central HR databases.

Managers consider all requests to work flexibly. Many of these requests for flexible working may be made informally and therefore will not be formally recorded. Information concerning how many staff participate in such arrangements is not collated centrally and could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.

In the MOJ all jobs are available on a job-share or flexible basis, unless there is a business reason why this cannot be granted.