§ 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. 
§ 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 posts294W being discontinued and some being created. All staff costs have been met within the Office of the Deputy Minister's administration budgets.