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Ministerial Correction

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Communities and Local Government

Departmental Recruitment

Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's advertisement for a job vacancy published in August 2009, for a policy adviser to the Secretary of State on Faith and Community, and pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 655W,
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on Tony Clements, how many staff in his Department who are not special advisers have the job title (a) policy and (b) departmental adviser. [292982]

[Official Report, 5 November 2009, Vol. 498, c. 1121W.]

Letter of correction from Barbara Follett:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie) on 5 November 2009. The figure given for the number of staff who currently have policy adviser within their job title was incorrect and should have read 242 rather than the published figure of 87.

The correct answer should have been:

Barbara Follett: All civil servants in the Department provide policy advice to Ministers as necessary and regardless of job title.

According to the Department's Staff Directory, 242 staff currently have policy adviser within their job title and no staff have departmental adviser within their job title.

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