§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) men and (b) women 32W applied for career breaks in his Department or its agencies; and how many have had their employment terminated in the last five years.
§ Mr. Howard
No central record is maintained of applications for career breaks, but since 1992 the Department and its agencies have granted career breaks to 23 men and 220 women. During this period, two members of staff have had their appointment terminated during or following a career break.