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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 716: debated on Thursday 16 June 2022

Ministerial Correction

Thursday 16 June 2022

Cabinet Office

Topical Questions

The following is an extract from Cabinet Office topical questions on 9 June 2022.

Many of my constituents are frustrated that, while there are delays in getting passports and driving licences renewed, many civil servants continue to work from home. Will the Minister update the House on his progress in getting civil servants back behind their desks?

Since the pandemic began, civil servants have been delivering the Government’s priorities both from the workplace and occasionally from home. I have written to all Secretaries of State outlining their abilities to ensure that Departments return to pre-pandemic occupancy levels, and my right hon. Friend the Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency has done so, too.

[Official Report, 9 June 2022, Vol. 715, c. 937.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General:

An error has been identified in my response to my hon. Friend the Member for Kensington (Felicity Buchan).

The correct response should have been:

Since the pandemic began, civil servants have been delivering the Government’s priorities both from the workplace and occasionally from home. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency has written to all Secretaries of State outlining their abilities to ensure that Departments return to pre-pandemic occupancy levels.