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Departmental Working Hours

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of staff of his Department and its 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. (301323)

DECC operates a flexible working policy so that all staff are able to request to work flexibly including part-time and job-share if they wish, subject to business need and with the prior approval of their manager. The guidance for staff is available on the HR intranet.

Records are not held centrally of all the flexible working patterns of staff. DECC currently has 6 per cent. (59) staff working on a part-time basis.

DECC has four non-departmental public bodies, all staff are able to request to work flexibly but again records are not held centrally of all the flexible working patterns Coal Authority—9 per cent. (16) work part-time; Nuclear Decommissioning Authority—5.3 per cent (19) work part-time; Civil Nuclear Constabulary—16 per cent. (41) work part time, all staff work flexibly. Committee on Climate Change all staff (30) work full-time; three staff work flexibly.