The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the acting chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.
Letter from Mel Groves:
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many Jobcentre Plus staff were employed in the ceremonial County of Hampshire, broken down by smallest possible local authority level in each region in each of the last five years. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
Jobcentre Plus structure is not aligned with county or local authority level boundaries. The following table therefore provides the number of Jobcentre Plus full-time equivalents employed in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Jobcentre Plus geographical boundary. Staffing information broken down to this level is only available back to 2006-07.
Number March 2007 1,400 March 2008 1,349 March 2009 1,470 September 2009 1,816 Source: Jobcentre Plus Resource Management System.
Source: Jobcentre Plus Resource Management System.