HC Deb 15 July 2003 vol 409 cc293-4W
Mr. Pickles

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what new, additional positions have been created in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister since May 2002. [121809]

Yvette Cooper

Since its creation in May 2002, the Office of the Deputy Minister has been reorganising internally to ensure its structure is the most appropriate to meet its objectives, and this has led to some posts being discontinued and some being created. All staff costs have been met within the Office of the Deputy Minister's administration budgets.