HC Deb 31 January 2003 vol 398 c1078W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the extent of job sharing in his Department. [90864]

Peter Hain

Job sharing is only one of a number of alternative and flexible working patterns that staff at the Wales Office are welcome to take up. The flexibility of the pattern is decided in consultation with management to suit an individual's need and the needs of their work. At the present time, the Wales Office has eight staff out of 49 who work a flexible pattern; none of these job-share.