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Government Regional Offices: Staff

Volume 715: debated on Monday 30 November 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people each regional government office employs; and how many people work on (a) education, (b) employment, and (c) skills issues. [HL40]

The numbers of staff employed by government offices (GOs) are given in the table below.

The organisation of staff within government offices reflects the integrated nature of policy and local challenges rather than conventional policy silos; how staff are deployed therefore varies by individual government office.

The figures provided below are for children and learners groups in each government office that include staff working both on education-related priorities and the skills agenda for those under the age of 19. We cannot readily provide a breakdown of the numbers or proportion of staff time allocated to employment related issues given the way staff are deployed across government offices on the full range of activities with employment aspects.

Government Office

Overall Staff Numbers*

Children and Learners Staff*

GO North West

197

16

GO North East

192

18

GO Yorkshire and the Humber

181

22

GO West Midlands

203

18

GO East Midlands

151

13

GO South West

203

16

GO South East

200

29

GO East

176

26

GO London

199

23

GO Network

1702

181

*Figures given refer to staff in post