§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the impact of the Part-time Workers Directive on staff in his Department. 
§ Mr. Leslie
Part-time working is one of several ways in which the Office of the Deputy Minister offers staff flexibility in their working patterns. The percentage of staff within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister who work part time is 9 per cent. For the Executive Agencies of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister the percentage of staff who work part-time is as follows: the Rent Service 8 per cent., PINS 15 per cent., Fire Service College 10 per cent. and the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre 4 per cent..