§ Mr. Swinney
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the offices or agencies under his control which will be subject to L.2 of Head L in Schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998; how many people are currently employed in these offices; and what equal opportunities practices are adopted in these offices. 
§ Mr. Mandelson
The Department has a total of 132 staff in the following offices in Scotland which will be subject to L.2 of Head L in Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998:
- Oil and Gas Directorate
- Infrastructure and Energy Projects Directorate
- Redundancy Payments Office.
Its Executive Agencies and ACAS have the following numbers of staff:
Number Companies House 43 Employment Tribunal Service 50 Insolvency Service 6 Radiocommunications Agency 12 ACAS 57
All staff in these offices are covered by the DTI Equal Opportunities Policy or the relevant equal opportunities for their Executive Agency or ACAS. The Order designating cross-border public authorities is still under discussion. Therefore, information on the authorities, and their employees, which will be affected by the Order cannot yet be provided.