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Social Security Benefits: Departmental Coordination

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional processing work attributable to the recession which has fallen to her Department is being undertaken with the assistance of staff from other Government departments; and if she will make a statement. (301739)

The Pensions, Disability and Carers Service and the Child Support Agency have not taken on any staff from other Departments to process additional work as a result of the recession.

In the 12 month period from October 2008 to September 2009 Jobcentre Plus have recruited 1,095 staff from other Government Departments.