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Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each of the last five years; how much time on average was taken to complete each type of procedure in each such year; how many and what proportion of his Department's staff were subject to each type of procedure in each such year; and how many and what proportion of each type of procedure resulted in the dismissal of the member of staff. (320626)

Details for 2009 and 2010 are shown in the following table.

A breakdown of the information required for the years 2005 to 2008 is not held centrally. We are unable to specify the time taken to complete each type of procedure as this is not recorded.

Number

2009

2010

Disciplinary

67

21

Capability

4

5

Initiated

71

26

Completed

69

21

Dismissal

2

0