Tristram Hunt – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tristram Hunt on 2016-01-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many jobs in (a) her Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies, non-ministerial departments, advisory bodies and other accountable statutory bodies (i) have been abolished or relocated from Stoke-on-Trent since 2010 and (ii) will be abolished in or relocated from Stoke-on-Trent by 2020.

Karen Bradley

The Department records actual staffing levels, but does not centrally record the number of jobs by location. Actual staffing levels for (a) the Department, between March 2010 and March 2015, have slightly reduced (less than 10 FTE¹) in Stoke-on-Trent. However, this does not necessarily mean that posts have been abolished or relocated as a consequence.

The Department is still planning its workforce requirements for 2020 in line with the Spending Review settlement; this level of detail is not yet known.

(b) For the Department’s executive non-departmental public bodies and statutory bodies, there have been no staff or offices based in Stoke-on-Trent during this period. The Department’s executive non-departmental Public Bodies are:

• the Independent Police Complaints Commission;

• the Gangmasters Licensing Authority;

• the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner;

• the Security Industry Authority; and

• the Disclosure and Barring Service

None of the Department’s Advisory and Tribunal NDPBs employ staff or have offices in Stoke-on-Trent.

¹Data Source: Data View, the Home Office’s single source of Office for National Statistics compliant monthly snapshot corporate human resources data Period Covered: Figures are as at 31 March each year.

Extraction Date: 1st April each year

Organisational Coverage: March-10 – Figures include core Home Office and the Executive Agencies; United Kingdom Border Agency, Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau March -15 – Figures include core Home Office (including Border Force, UK Visas & Immigration, Immigration En-forcement and Her Majesty’s Passport Office.) Employee Coverage: Data is based on headcount and FTE of all current paid and unpaid civil servants as at 31st March each year