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Departmental Manpower

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies are in transition prior to being managed out; how long on average the transition window between notification and exit has been in (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies in each of the last five years; what estimate he has made of the salary costs of staff in transition in each such year; and what proportion of employees in transition were classed as being so for more than six months in each year. (313234)

The Department for Transport and its agencies has not managed out any staff in financial years 2005-06 to 2008-09 inclusive. In the financial year 2009-10 there are three staff in transition prior to being redeployed within the civil service. The average time for being in transition is two months. The average cost in this financial year is £28,640. There are no staff in transition over six months.